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Carteret County NC Humanitarian Relief During Hurricane Florence. Who Provided Free Food, Ice, And Supplies?

Crowd sourced list of humanitarian relief agencies, businesses, restaurants, churches, and other entities that offered free food, free ice, and free supplies during Hurricane Florence in the Carteret County NC communities of Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Newport, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Harkers Island, and other areas.

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Use the comment form at the end of this article to send us information and we will add it in the article. Also, this current list is not to be considered a definitive list as others will be added. Additionally, we are very sure that there are restaurants, churches, and other businesses that certainly wanted to offer humanitarian assistance in the community but couldn’t due to damage, flooding, or staffing issues related to evacuation.

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It should also be noted that the Carteret County NC community offers their praise and thanks to the many power line companies that came from all over the country to assist us in getting power restored in our community.

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The Friendly Market in Morehead City NC contracted with a local business to give away two truckloads of free ice and other foods to help with people who were displaced or in need during the Hurricane.

Clawsons 1905 Restaurant offered free food and ice to anyone displaced, in need, and to first responders.

Homers Seafood offered free ice to area residents in need.

Backstreet Pub gave away free food during a cookout at their restaurant in Beaufort NC.

Golden Corral had a cookout in their parking lot offering free food to area residents and first responders.

Beaufort Grocery Company offered free food to area residents and first responders.

Time Out Tavern offered humanitarian assistance by giving away free food in Newport NC.

La Casa Del Patron gave away free food over many days to those in need within the Carteret County community.

Dank Burrito assisted many in the community with free food over many days using their food truck.

Panera Bread offered free drinks and snacks to area residents, linemen, and first responders.

In Harkers Island, the following restaurants were reported to be serving hot meals free to the community: Fish Hook, Captains choice, and Crossroads pizza. – Sent in by Gerald Renfrow

The Urban Street Eats food truck provided free food for several days in the Swansboro area – Dawn Kirk

Many area churches (Use the comment form to notify us of specific churches) were also active in Carteret County assisting residents and workers with free supplies and food along with agencies like the Red Cross, Samaritans Purse, and the Salvation Army.

What public assistance agencies and businesses were active in Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Newport, and Harkers Island? What people and businesses did we miss that helped with Hurricane Florence disaster relief?

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Michael Sharp

Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

One thought on “Carteret County NC Humanitarian Relief During Hurricane Florence. Who Provided Free Food, Ice, And Supplies?

  • November 3, 2018 at 7:47 am

    This hurricane underscored two things: 1) Never underestimate them and each storm brings it’s own unique challenges 2) The underlying humanitarian in every human being to come together during a crisis to help each other.

    Immediately after the storm it was impossible to keep up with all the businesses in each town that was helping people with supplies, food, and ice several days before FEMA arrived.


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