Macdonald Hotels & Resorts partners with coffee producers Paddy & Scott’s to provide 15,000 school meals

Independent hospitality group, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, has funded 15,000 school meals for children in countries including Kenya as part of an innovative new partnership with direct trade coffee producers, Paddy & Scott’s.

The Lunch Box programme by Paddy & Scott’s, which has now been fully rolled out across Macdonald Hotels & Resorts venues, is a pioneering project designed to fund meals for children living in coffee-growing regions around the world.

As part of the partnership, Lunch Box coffee is served in all of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts’ 32 properties throughout the UK, with guests able to support this charitable effort by enjoying breakfast, afternoon tea or a light refreshment in the hotel of their choice. Each bag of coffee funds a meal for a child in Kenya as part of The Muchomba Project, and other coffee-growing regions around the world.

A joint venture between a Kenyan coffee farm and Ipswich-based Paddy & Scott’s, The Muchomba Project helps fund life-changing initiatives in the Kenyan farming community. The project is currently financing improvement works at the local school, ranging from installation of windows and toilets, to running clean drinking water.

Michael Savage, Head of Energy & Sustainability at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said:

Paddy & Scott’s work to support communities aligns seamlessly with our values, and we’re proud to now stock Lunch Box coffee in all our properties throughout the UK. By doing this, we can make a real difference and change young people’s lives in the locations where our coffee is sourced. We’re looking forward to growing this partnership further over the coming months, and continuing to support those most in need, in developing countries.

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