Peninsula School Feeding Association

Introducing our new warehouse and logistics manager, Tanith Hamman

Posted on June 1st, 2023 by Charles Grey

The PSFA general committee, management and staff welcome Tanith Hamman to the team. Tanith joined PSFA as a full-time staff member today, June 1, 2023.

Tanith has had a long-standing relationship with the PSFA, which started in 2013, where she operated as our account manager on behalf of Value Logistics, one of our transport providers. She then joined us on-site at our new premises in Philippi in July 2016 to ensure the smooth running of Value Logistics’ fleet of 36 vehicles that delivered fruit and vegetables to the schools on our feeding programme and for the NSNP contract.

Tanith was born in Kwazulu Natal. She completed her schooling at Herschel Girls’ School in Cape Town. After leaving school, she trained in the travel and tourism industry and enjoyed a career in this field until 2010, when she decided to move into a career in warehousing and logistics.

A wife, a mother of two children and an avid reader, Tanith enjoys cooking and the theatre. In her spare Tanith looks forward to volunteering her assistance at various charitable organisations such as the Langa Community Development Forum and Stellenbosch Animal Anti-Cruelty League.

We are delighted to have Tanith on our team as a full time staff member and wish her a long and happy tenure at PSFA.

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One year on – reflecting on the impact of the historic Feeding Our Future radiothon

Posted on June 1st, 2023 by Charles Grey

Can you believe a year has passed since the LottoStar (Pty) Ltd #FeedingOurFuture Radiothon took place on Kfm 94.5

On June 1, 2022, we at PSFA and, in particular, the schoolchildren on our feeding programme were blown away by the generosity of everyone and every organisation that donated.

Thanks to Lottostar, Kfm and everyone’s financial contribution, the radiothon raised an outstanding R20 million in just 12 hours. This success marked the largest amount of money raised in 12 hours for a radio station in South Africa’s history.

We are delighted to inform you that the R20 million we received has and is enabling PSFA to do the following:

– PSFA allocated R8.750 million of the donation to serve 5 833 760 nutritious meals, including breakfasts and lunches, to 15 350 learners affected by poverty at 92 schools.
– Due to the success of the radiothon, PSFA guarantees to serve 2 967 040 daily meals to 7 808 learners every year for the next three years.
– The donation will also enable PSFA to expand its early childhood development (ECD) footprint by including additional ECD centres on its feeding programme.

With your continued support, we can grow our ECD feeding programme and accommodate any new school applications to join our feeding programme. It is on this note that we appeal to you to please consider continuing your financial support by donating to PSFA via our website,, in the following ways:

1. Becoming a monthly donor – a small amount each month can make a huge difference in the lives of these children
2. Feed a child for a month at the cost of R66.00
3. Feed a child for a year at the cost of R620.00
4. Feed a class of 30 children for a year at the cost of R18 600.00
5. Donate any amount

Your loyal support will make a real and lasting impact on the education and well-being of the children we feed. Together, we can help break the poverty cycle and give these children a chance to build a brighter future.

Thank you for your consideration and your compassion.

Kind regards

#success #education #thankyou #future #development #fundraising #help #schools #southafrica

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Learners at Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School walk to feed hungry school children

Posted on May 5th, 2023 by Charles Grey

Today, Friday 5 May, 2023, the learners who attend Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School organised and participated in their Blisters for Bread walk along the Camps Bay promenade to raise funds for PSFA.

There were two walks, a 2,5km walk for the foundation phase learners and a 5km walk for the older children.

At the start of the walks, PSFA chairman Brian Benatar thanked the learners for their support and wished them well for the walk.

We are sincerely grateful to these amazing learners for this kind gesture and their parents, family and friends who donated to support each learner who walked. #grateful #school

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PSFA presents Stratford Primary with a new kitchen and dining facility

Posted on December 14th, 2022 by Charles Grey

Thanks to a generous donation from The MacFarlane Family Foundation, PSFA, in partnership with Breadline Africa, was able to present Stratford Primary School in Eerste River with a brand new kitchen and outdoor dining facility at a wonderful ceremony which took place at the school yesterday 13 December 2022. PSFA has to date now presented 131 kitchens to schools in the Western Cape.
PSFA and Stratford Primary also took the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to aunt Bessie Rhode who has worked tirelessly as a volunteer food preparer cooking and serving the children on our feeding programme with daily meals for over 10 years – aunt Bessie has retired and she will be dearly missed by the learners. The school principal, Mr Christopher Dietrich introduced us to the new volunteer food preparer, Mrs Francke and we wish her well.
One of the highlights of the ceremony was when the school choir sang a couple of Christmas Carols accompanied by a teacher and fellow schoolmates.

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A graduation ceremony for volunteer food preparers

Posted on December 12th, 2022 by Charles Grey

Last Friday, 9 December, we hosted a glittering Graduation Ceremony at the Century City Conference Centre for the 20 volunteer food preparers and three PSFA staff members who, earlier this year, successfully completed an accredited course in Professional Cookery – NQF level 4. Our director, Petrina Pakoe and Judy Louis from Eliopax, the company that facilitated the training course, presented each lady with a certificate.
The keynote speaker at the event was Natalie Michaels, Managing Director of Human Capacity Consulting and Learning Solutions and top Cape Town singer Loren Erasmus sang a couple of beautiful songs.
We hereby wish to take this opportunity to thank the National Development Agency (NDA) for providing funding to train these ladies, the Century City Conference Centre for the use of a venue for the ceremony, Loren Erasmus for singing, Lucky Star and Fresh Fruit Logistics for the gift hampers and Viking Print for sponsoring the printing of the invitations to the event.

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PSFA visits KFC restaurants to inform staff of the impact of the Add Hope donations

Posted on October 18th, 2022 by Charles Grey

This morning our director Petrina Pakoe and fundraising manager, Charles Grey visited KFC, KFC Plumstead, KFC Ottery, KFC Grassy Park and KFC Kenilworth Centre to tell the restaurant staff that, thanks to the R2 Add Hope donations. PSFA received a R1.5 million donation from KFC South Africa to feed 3 030 impoverished schoolchildren for a year.

We also handed over thousands of flyers for the staff to hand out to their clients. The flyers mention the above.
KFC #AddHope #hopeshapesyourworld


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For every ZEMP bag sold, a child will be fed for a year

Posted on October 18th, 2022 by Charles Grey

In February this year, PSFA donor, ZEMP launched a Design Initiative in collaboration with a school on our feeding programme, Summerdale High School in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.

The Grade 9 learners were given the opportunity to design their dream bag to be added to the ZEMP Leathers DESIGN SAFARI collection. For every bag sold, PSFA will receive a R570 donation, enabling us to provide a learner affected by poverty with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire year (190 school days).

With much time spent going through all the amazing designs, ZEMP had the difficult decision to narrow it down to two designs. ZEMP selected the Yola and the Siri bags, designed by Yolatha Mgebezo and Likhona Geca, two exceptional grade 9 learners at Summerdale High.

Both bags feature ZEMP Leathers’ signature turquoise-certified organic cotton lining and vegetable-tanned leather.
The bags from this Design Initiative can now be pre-ordered for delivery in November, either at or one of Zemp’s stockists across South Africa.

For a stockist in your area, please email and reserve your bag now.

Click here to Watch Our DESIGN INITIATIVE Story


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Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star raises R288 680.00 to feed hungry schoolchildren

Posted on September 5th, 2022 by Charles Grey

After a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to announce that our popular annual fundraising event, Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star took place along the Sea Point Promenade on Sunday 28 August 2022.

We had to limit entries this year to only 2 000 walkers because planning and budgeting for the event took place earlier this year during the COVID-19 pandemic and we could obviously not foresee the future.

Nevertheless, with a sunny day on our side, the event turned out to be a great success, attracting over 2 000 walkers and raising R288 680.00 from entry fees and online donations made by the generous public, who could not walk due to limited entries. The funds we received will enable PSFA to provide 506 learners on our feeding programme with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire calendar year.

The deputy mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Eddie Andrews, Brian Benatar, chairman of PSFA’s volunteer general committee, Neville Brink, CEO of Oceana and Lourens De Waal, managing director of Lucky Star said a few words at the start of the 10km walk. Alderman Eddie Andrews officially started the walk and participated with his family in the 5km walk – Eddie and his family had a fantastic time mingling with all the walkers along the route, stopping many times to pose for selfies with the walkers. Another dignitary that graced us with her presence in our VIP hospitality area for breakfast was Western Cape Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais. Anroux has been a loyal supporter of Blisters for Bread since 2015.

There was a real feel-good atmosphere at this year’s Blisters for Bread with families and friends all uniting in the fight against childhood hunger. Everyone who entered received a medal, a cold Coca-Cola thanks to our hydration partner, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages and a 20% discount voucher from Hi-Tec.

Our main sponsor, Lucky Star created fantastic fun activities for the walkers as they crossed the finish line. The walkers were treated to a complimentary snack prepared by Lucky Star chef Kabelo Segone, goodie bags with samples of new products, party music mixed by celebrity influencer and DJ, Devdondidit, dancing competitions and the popular 360 spin videos.

PSFA hereby wishes to take this opportunity to thank the following people, companies and organisations that played a vital role in ensuring the success of our 52nd Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk:

  • Everyone who entered the 10km and 5km walks
  • Lucky Star – main sponsor
  • Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages – official hydration partner
  • Heart FM – official radio partner
  • Lions Club International for providing volunteers to assist with the marshalling
  • The Sportsmans Warehouse branches for entry registrations
  • Banks R & L Hiring for providing a 50% discount on the hire cost of catering equipment for PSFA’s VIP hospitality area at the Green Point Cricket Club
  • Top Events for organising the event on our behalf

Blisters for Bread 2023 will be taking place on Sunday 27 August – we look forward to seeing you all there!


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In celebration of Mandela Day, PSFA joins forces with FMR and Artscape to make 6000 sandwiches

Posted on July 19th, 2022 by Charles Grey

In celebration of Mandela Day held on Monday 18 July 2022, the wonderful staff at Fine Music Radio Inc., Artscape, Cape Town City Ballet, Cape Town Opera and Hope Africa prepared 6000 sandwiches. These sandwiches were distributed to our ECDs and various partner community kitchens to be served to the children and other impoverished people.
A big thank you to all the above and to Blue Ribbon Bread for sponsoring the loaves of bread.

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NDA awards PSFA with a grant to provide our volunteer food preparers with accredited training

Posted on June 29th, 2022 by Charles Grey

Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the National Development Agency – NDA, PSFA was able to identify and provide 17 of our volunteer food preparers and one PSFA staff member with an intensive five-day accredited training course in Professional Cookery – NQF level 4.
The course which took place at our warehouse from 20 -24 June 2022, included the following modules:
  • How to maintain a safe working environment
  • How to maintain the cleaning programme for own area of responsibility
  • How to maintain health, hygiene and professional appearance
  • How to prepare and cook basic rice dishes
  • How to prepare vegetables for hot and cold dishes
  • How to prepare and cook basic vegetable dishes
  • How to apply for a job or work experience placement
  • How to source information about self-employment opportunities
This course will without a doubt enhance their skills and ability to secure better jobs.

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Contact Information

Phone: +27 (21) 447 6020
Physical Address: 26 Purdey Road, Sheffield Business Park, Philippi, 7750
Postal Address: PO Box 154, Observatory 7935

Banking Details

Account Name: Peninsula School Feeding Association
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa Limited
Account Number: 070894159
Account Type: Cheque Account
Branch Code: 020909
Branch Name: Thibault Square
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ
Physical address: First Floor, Thibault Square Branch, Corner of Hans Strijdom Street and Long Street, Cape Town, 8001