The first of these is Clarke Road Kitchen, situated at 7 Clarke Road in Te Puna (near Tauranga). Clarke Road Kitchen serves delicious breakfasts and lunches in its verdant setting. For those with a sustainability focus, they also serve fair trade organic coffee. But, more than just being an eatery and café, Clarke Road Kitchen is also a working kitchen—they offer cookery classes to show others how to whip up amazing gourmet treats! You have to be in quick though as these classes sell out fast! What’s more, Clarke Road Kitchen makes meals ready to go, so you can head in there for this evening’s dinner if you are rushed or maybe just want a break from thinking about what to prepare. Classic Beef Bourguignon really does sound good! Clarke Road Kitchen have also decided to pay-it-forward their time, talent, and culinary skills and donated 50 meals—yes, 50 meals—to Cancer Society Bay of Plenty.
Here is the second C: Cancer. For most, this is a dreaded or not-talked-about “C.” Not so for the Cancer Society BOP.
Cancer Society BOP's aim is to reduce “the incidence and impact of cancer for all New Zealanders,” and they do this by offering services to people with cancer and their families, and giving advice on healthy living—think “SunSmart!”
The Cancer Society BOP also provides information about cancer treatment and ways of living with cancer. They also fundraise to help further research into cancer generally—part of their national fundraising is Daffodil Day to mark the beginning of Spring. The Relay for Life is another of their fundraising and awareness initiatives. So, Cancer Society BOP gratefully received the 50 meals from Clarke Road Kitchen and distributed them to their clients—those living and coping with cancer.
Which brings us to the third “C”—connection. GoGenerosity partnered with Clarke Road Kitchen and acted as the intermediary to offer the delicious meals to the Cancer Society BOP. Linking and reaching out to meet a need are what GoGenerosity stands for. Clarke Road Kitchen—Cancer Society BOP—connection: what a great trio!