Marco Island Meals of Hope announced the next “Happy Hour for Hope” will be Monday, August 26, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM at Stonewalls, 551 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island.
“Stonewalls’ motto, ‘Fine Food Fast’ is a perfect fit for the event,” said Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris. Morris went on, “Tim and Kim Burke are graciously hosting this event and look forward to offering drinks at happy hour prices and a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres.” Live entertainment will be provided by Rosetta Stone.
Happy Hours for Hope are fundraisers for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $20 admission fee helps the organization buy food for its packaging event in November. Happy Hours for Hope raise about $15,000 each year. The packaging event in November has a budget of $50,000. Morris explained, “These events are a big part of our funding, but we still need over $10,000 in donations.”
Marco Meals of Hope is a joint effort of Kiwanis, Noontime Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Clubs. It is a hands-on approach to combating hunger in our community. Volunteers work year round raising funds for its packaging event at Marco Island Charter Middle School. Last year, volunteers packed over 250,000 meals for distribution through the Meals of Hope distribution network. Organizers hope to equal that number this year at the packaging event on November 16, 2019.