Marco Island Meals of Hope’s last “Happy Hour for Hope” for this year will be Monday, October 24, 2016 at The SpeakEasy, 1106 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island from 5 PM to 7 PM.
The SpeakEasy is graciously hosting this event with drinks at happy hour prices and a delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres. Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris, stated “The SpeakEasy owners, Tim McCoy, Dan Collardey and Jimmy Boylan are terrific. They have promised to pull out all the stops for our last Happy Hour of 2016.”
HappyHours for Hope are fundraisers for Marco Island’s Meals of Hope. The $10 admission fee helps the organization buy food for its packaging event in November. According to Morris, “We hope to package 250,000 meals this year. It will cost over $50,000 to buy food materials for the packaging event. We are still short of our goal and need a big turnout plus some generous donations to reach our goal.”
Marco Meals of Hope is a joint effort of Kiwanis, Noontime Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Clubs. It isa hands-on approach to combating hunger in our community. Volunteers work year round raising funds for its packaging event at the Marco Island Charter Middle School. Last year, volunteers packed over 230,000 meals for distribution through the Meals of Hope distribution network. This year, organizers hope to do even more at the packaging event on November 12, 2016.
Admission to Happy Hour for Hope is only $10, and everyone is invited. For more information, please contact Bill “Captain Hope” Morris at 239-642-6020.