LOCAL BUSINESSES COLLABORATE

Eat My Lunch, The Cookie Project and Lewis Road Creamery are joining forces for a one-day ‘event-for-good’ that aims to provide 350 lunches to children in need.

The event on Friday, August 9, is taking place between 10am and 3pm at Eat My Lunch’s new grab ‘n’ go store in Britomart, which opened earlier this month.

For every customer who buys a Mochaccino + Cookie Cup Combo for $10, a lunch will be given to a child in need.  Usually customers need to spend $14 in order to donate a lunch.   There are only 350 combos available and a limit of one per person.

This is the first and only opportunity for Aucklanders to try the unique cookie cups made by hand by Kiwis with disabilities at The Cookie Project, a social enterprise designed to help the disabled community.

The cookie cups are cups made out of cookie dough and lined with chocolate that were originally created for Colab Café in Lower Hutt as part of their entry into the annual Sweet As Hot Chocolate Challenge.

Lewis Road is donating all of the Mochaccino Milk and Chocolate Milk (for hot mochas) as well as topping up the funds needed to enable the 350 lunch donations.

“We have huge admiration for the good work Eat My Lunch does.  We have partnered with them before and are excited to be doing so again to ensure more kids in poverty can benefit,” said Lewis Road founder Peter Cullinane.

“We also work with The Cookie Project on an ongoing, basis.  We support them with our butter which they use in their cookies and we are in awe of their energy and enthusiasm towards helping our disabled community, so the three of us coming together for this special event is really exciting.”

“Feeding hungry Kiwi kids is not something we can do alone and it takes special collaborations like this one to help us get to our goal of ensuring no child goes to school hungry,” said Lisa King, founder of Eat My Lunch.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have such generous partners such as Lewis Road and The Cookie Project who don’t just pay lip service to helping hungry kids but are willing to take action to help address it. We’re also very excited to welcome people to our very first physical store.”

Eric Chuah, founder of The Cookie Project said they’re extremely grateful to have iconic brands like Eat My Lunch and Lewis Road supporting them.

“Their support helps us to generate fair, fun, and meaningful employment for the disability community,” said Chuah.

“All our bakers have a disability and for them to know they are helping other Kiwis in need is a real boost to their self-value, self-respect and foster a sense of belonging.”

The event is being held at Eat My Lunch on Customs Street (near the Mercure Hotel) in Britomart on Friday 9 August.  It is open to the public from 10am to 3pm, or until the Mochaccino + Cookie Cup Combos run out.