Bike company buys lunches for kids
An initiative that feeds hungry children in Te Awamutu is rapidly growing.
Last month Empire Espresso launched a pay-it-forward programme where a $6 donation buys lunch for a hungry child in Te Awamutu.
It has so far donated 300 lunches to children at local primary schools.
And now Wilks Penny Motorcycles Ltd is jumping on board.
For the month of June the motorcycle dealership will buy one lunch for every motorbike service.
The lunches, which include a sandwich, fruit, a biscuit and popcorn, are donated to hungry children at primary schools in Te Awamutu.
Wilks Penny Motorcycles owner Ilana Wilks read about the initiative and knew she had to support it.
“It’s amazing what Empire Espresso is doing and I thought there’s got to be something we can do to help.”
“June is our biggest month of the year for motorbike services. We’re hoping to get more than 100 services and donate at least 100 lunches.”
Empire Espresso owner Jenni Williams came up with the idea after her son’s lunch was stolen at school.
Jenni says she is blown away by the generosity of the community in supporting the good cause.
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