Bike com­pany buys lunches for kids

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

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.

To con­tact the cafe visit www.facebook.com/ em­pireespres­so­bar/

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