Good Life Organics, a juice bar in Cumru Township, will provide curbside pick-up to disabled customers beginning Saturday.
The change is the result of a collaboration with the IM Able Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Wyomissing that aims to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities from being physically active.
Good Life Organics, which opened in September, is housed in the same building as its parent company, the Good Life Companies at 2395 Lancaster Pike.
Joel Moceri, owner of Good Life Organics, will hold an event on Saturday, known nationally as Small Business Saturday, at the juice bar where he and Chris Kaag, founder of IM Able Foundation, will unveil a sign from the foundation that designates six parking spots for the disabled to get pick-up service.
Moceri said he will also donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to the foundation.
“The whole goal is to make healthy, organic offerings as accessible and as convenient as possible for the adaptive community,” Moceri said.
“This will be a permanent, long-term partnership with the organization,” he said.
Among the Good Life Organics offerings are cold-pressed juices, smoothies and smoothie bowls, yogurt and parfaits, baked oatmeal, seasonal soups and breads and spreads.
Moceri said his business fits into the Good Life Companies’ mission to create businesses that help consumers achieve physical and financial health and wellness.
Moceri and Kaag said he started talking about a year ago on ways they could collaborate on a community project, and continued the conversation after he opened Good Life Organics in September.
“I always wanted to choose a nonprofit to align with. Having been a runner and having to adapt my workout routines because of my injuries, I wanted to do something with Chris so we could do something to benefit the community and do something we stand for,” he said.
Accessible restaurants can be difficult for disabled individuals, Kaag said.
“By joining forces with Good Life Organics, IM Able hopes this is the first of many positive changes made for the local adaptive community,” he said.