A local couple has established a new fund to help fight food insecurity and isolation on Hatteras Island. The Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund is a donor-advised fund, created “to support Hatteras Island Meals and other health and wellness programs on Hatteras Island.”
Hatteras Island Meals (HIM) served 10,000 meals in 2020 alone; a testament to the level of need in the small, island communities. It operates on a shoestring budget, and can fulfill its mission only because of grants, individual donations (they’ve had no special events since Dorian and COVID), and scores of dedicated volunteers who spend time each week making sure that homebound neighbors receive prepared meals and the warmth and reassurance of personal contact. If you ever want a pick-me-up, we suggest going to the HIM Facebook page to read the inspiring posts about their many wonderful volunteers.
Perhaps the best news of all about the Nourishing Hatteras Island Fund: the fund’s creators have left gifts in their wills for this fund, which will only increase its good works in future years.
Interested in establishing and naming a fund to meet local needs? Your Community Foundation offers a variety of fund types, including scholarships, donor-advised, and field of interest, to match personal preferences in philanthropy. Find out more here, and reach out to us at 252-261-8839 if we can help you get started.