Levi shows he’s a good egg

North Coast Weekender - - Front Page - Lau­ren Pi­lat

WHEN not work­ing on his farm fresh egg de­liv­ery busi­ness, North Beach 12-year-old Levi Lamb is help­ing Perth’s home­less.

LEVI Lamb is a teenager with a big heart and an egg­cel­lent idea that has en­abled him to help people who are home­less.

The 12-year-old North Beach res­i­dent has de­vel­oped his own farm fresh egg de­liv­ery busi­ness ser­vic­ing north­ern sub­urb res­i­dents on a fort­nightly ba­sis.

And in the al­ter­nate weeks when Levi doesn’t de­liver eggs, he and his cus­tomers work to­gether to help people who are home­less by run­ning food drives.

“In the weeks I don’t de­liver eggs, we con­nect with my com­mu­nity and col­lect cup of soups, man­darins, spaghetti and my eggs, of course, and we give the food to people ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness,” he said.

Since hatch­ing the busi­ness in Jan­uary, Levi’s Eggs has gained an ex­cep­tional reach on­line and has proven a crack­ing busi­ness.

The Carine Se­nior High School stu­dent de­vel­oped the busi­ness to get some ex­tra pocket money and started sell­ing fresh eggs to fam­ily mem­bers be­fore ad­ver­tis­ing the unique de­liv­ery ser­vice on Face­book.

Levi’s goal was to make enough money to make the busi­ness prof­itable, which he said he had achieved.

“It varies each fort­night, but a good busi­ness­man never counts his chick­ens be­fore they hatch,” he said.

The omelette lover’s eggs come from a farm in Kal­barri, where a max­i­mum of 1500 hens roam free per hectare.

The eggs are only two to three days old when he delivers them.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486062

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie d486062

Levi Lamb... “My eggs have a five to six-week shelf life, un­like the shop’s eggs that are al­ready a cou­ple of weeks old.”

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