Friday, January 28, 2022

Meals of Hope Happy Hour at Joey D’s

On Tuesday, September 25 from 5 to 7 PM, Marco Island Meals of Hope will hold a “Happy Hour for Hope” at Joey D’s Italian Restaurant and Bar, 701 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.

Joey D’s has already become an institution on Marco, with some of the area’s best Italian specialties, such as pasta, pizza and more.

“We had a great time at Joey D’s last year” said Chairman Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris. “The turnout was overwhelming and Joey D’s did everything they could to take care of us…we were bursting at the seams,” he added. Rosetta Stone will provide live entertainment.

Happy Hours for Hope are fundraisers, and most guests donate more than the $20 admission cost. Restaurant supporters provide light snacks, but anyone attending can order dinner from the menu or stay after the event. “That way everyone’s a winner,” said Morris.

A 50/50 drawing is always offered. Meals of Hope also holds a cumulative 50/50 drawing to build until the winner is selected at the packaging event on November 17, 2018.

Marco Meals of Hope is a joint effort of Kiwanis, Noontime Rotary and Sunrise Rotary clubs. 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. Organizers hope to equal that number this year.

For more information call Bill “Captain Happy Hope” Morris at 239-642-6020 or visit

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