Hatteras Island Meals: Filling the void

Published 2:06 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

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Mike Tidd, president of Hatteras Island Meals, says “fingers crossed hard,” the all volunteer organization can continue to help those who need supplemental meals. Without a government meal program on the island, Tidd said there isn’t much of a safety net for those who rely on the meals.

Hatteras Island Meals currently delivers meals to between 40 and 50 Hatteras Islanders four days per week. Tidd said they are hoping to expand the meal delivery to five days per week, but the current coronavirus pandemic has cast uncertainty over resources.

The volunteer group relies on local restaurants to prepare the meals, volunteers to deliver the meals and community donations to fund the program. With the coronavirus spreading and mandatory closings including restaurants increasing the organization is hopeful, but looking at alternative funding sources in a worst case scenario.

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A spring fundraiser has been canceled and Tidd said a couple of older delivery drivers were forced to drop out. “Some of our volunteers are older and at higher risk,” said Tidd. “We are being as responsible as possible.”

The organization delivers meals to anyone on Hatteras Island that has a need. Meal recipients are referred to the organization by doctors, pastors, Social Services and through the Hatteras Island Meals website at:  http://hatterasislandmeals.org/



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