Peninsula School Feeding Association

LottoStar and Kfm 94.5 raise a whopping R20 758 750 to feed impoverished schoolchildren

Posted on June 6th, 2022 by Charles Grey

In the month of May, LottoStar ran a competition called May Money Madness in partnership with Kfm 94.5. During the three weeks of the competition, listeners were given a chance to win their share of R1 Million in cash daily and to raise funds for the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA).

This competition, which created life-changing moments for the listeners, managed to generate a fantastic R758 750. This amount will enable PSFA’s feeding programme to provide 1 331 learners affected by poverty with daily nutritious breakfasts and lunches for an entire year.

As a spin-off from the May Money Madness Competition, Kfm 94.5 and LottoStar decided to host a 12-hour radiothon titled Feeding our Future on Wednesday 1 June, to herald the start of Youth Month. The objective was to raise R8 million in pledges. To our absolute surprise and delight, the radiothon managed to raise a phenomenal R20 million.
This success marks the largest amount of money raised in a 12-hour period for a radio station in South Africa’s history. Primedia Group CEO Jonathan Procter kicked off the powerful initiative by donating R100 000 on behalf of the company and also making a personal donation in memory of his late father.

“This was an absolutely world-class action, and a way in which we could all serve our community as good corporate citizens. I am so proud of what we achieved as a province and a country today. Thank you to everyone who committed to feeding our future.” Jonathan Procter, CEO – Primedia Group

The response to the radiothon was mind-blowing, as thousands of Kfm 94.5 listeners and hundreds of businesses united in the fight against childhood hunger, by making generous pledges and donations to feed hungry schoolchildren across the Western Cape.

As the radiothon drew to an end at 6pm, the amount raised was R19.2 million. LottoStar pledged the last R800 000 to reach the new R20 million target set by Kfm presenter, Carl Wastie. LottoStar also matched every pledge and donation up to R8 million – for this kind gesture, we are truly grateful.

“As a company, our motto has always been that charity is not an obligation, it’s our privilege. Every campaign we do has links to charity, it is in our company DNA and as a parent, this cause is particularly close to our hearts. I am so proud of what we achieved today. The people and businesses of South Africa have truly stepped up to feed our future.” – Mike Hurwitz, Director – LottoStar

“Words cannot describe how grateful we are to LottoStar and Kfm for hosting these two amazing fundraising drives for PSFA. We were also totally blown away by the generosity of all the people, companies and organisations that pledged and donated – thank you, thank you, and thank you.   I can assure everyone who supported these initiatives that 100% of the donations we received, will be allocated to providing meals to the learners on our feeding programme.” Petrina Pakoe, Director – PSFA.

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LottoStar May Money Madness Competition on KFM 94.5 raises R758 750.00 to feed hungry schoolchildren

Posted on June 6th, 2022 by Charles Grey

We are delighted to announce that the LottoStar May Money Madness Competition run daily on KFM 94.95 from May 9 – 27, 2022, managed to generate a fantastic R758 750.00 to feed hungry schoolchildren in the Western Cape.

The R758 750.00 donation we received from LottoStar, will enable PSFA to provide 1 331 learners affected by poverty on our feeding programme with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire calendar year.

PSFA is sincerely grateful to LottoStar for selecting our organisation as the charity of choice to benefit from this amazing competition.

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In support of World Hunger Day, PSFA feeds 1 000 impoverished people in Tafelsig

Posted on June 6th, 2022 by Charles Grey

In support of World Hunger Day which officially took place on Saturday 28 May,  on Friday 27 May, PSFA served 1 000 nutritious meals to the poor living in the impoverished suburb of Taflesig.

The meals which consisted of samp and beans with soya mince and fresh mince with butternut on the side were prepared by the PSFA staff and volunteers and were served to 500 people at the Baviaanskloof Community Feeding Scheme and 500 people at theTafelsig Early Learning Centre. Each adult also received a loaf of fresh bread kindly donated by Blue Ribbon and a pair of slip slops. Everyone received an apple and a bottle of water.

In memory of his father, Ronald Morris who sadly passed away from cancer three years ago, Claude Morris also kindly donated 100 loaves of bread, margarine and peanut butter to make and hand out sandwiches to the children on the day.

The children receiving their meals, fruit and bottles of water at Baviaans Community Feeding Scheme in Tafelsig.

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Entries are now open for Blisters for Bread in association with Lucky Star 2022

Posted on June 6th, 2022 by Charles Grey

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) is delighted to announce that after a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we, in association with Lucky Star, will be hosting our popular fundraising event, the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk on Sunday 28 August 2022.

The event, which will start at Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point and end at Green Point Cricket Club, will include two routes along the Sea Point Promenade, a 10km walk that will start at 7:45 am and a 5km walk that will start at 8 am. Every person who enters will receive a medal and refreshments sponsored by Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages.

We call on everyone to join us in the fight against childhood hunger by entering this special fun family event at the cost of only R100 per person. Each entry fee will enable PSFA to provide 33 schoolchildren affected by poverty with a nutritious cooked breakfast and lunch for an entire day!

Please note that only online entries will be accepted for this year’s Blisters for Bread Walk. Entries are limited to 2 000 people. To enter please visit www.psfa.org.za.dedi817.jnb1.host-h.net
“Although this year’s Blisters for Bread has been scaled down in size due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt that it would be important to host the event this year to keep our 54-year-old Blisters for Bread brand alive in the hearts and minds of our supporters,” says Petrina Pakoe, director of PSFA. “This event provides us with a platform to raise funds to feed impoverished schoolchildren and to create awareness of childhood hunger.”

Can’t walk, make a donation instead
If you are unable to enter Blisters for Bread this year, we encourage you to consider making a donation via our website www.psfa.org.za.dedi817.jnb1.host-h.net. 100% of all donations will go towards feeding schoolchildren and are tax-deductible.
Donation opportunities include:

  • Feed a child for a month for only R60
  • Feed a Child for a year for only R570
  • Make a monthly, quarterly or annual donation

For any enquiries, please contact Top Events info@topevents.co.za or WhatsApp 0661394210

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KFC Add Hope donates R1.5 million for school feeding

Posted on March 17th, 2022 by Charles Grey

We are thrilled to announce that, as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting childhood hunger, KFC Add Hope recently awarded a R1.5 million donation to PSFA for school feeding.

This generous donation will enable PSFA to serve an outstanding total of 905 400 meals to 3 030 learners on our feeding programme attending the following nine schools in the Western Cape for a calendar year:
1. Blue Downs Primary
2. Buck Road Primary in Lotus River
3. False Bay Primary in Macassar
4. Gateway Primary in Delft
5. HJ Kroneberg Primary in Kensington
6. St Michael’s Primary in Khayelitsha
7. Wellington Primary
8. Summerdale High (ex Aloe Junior High) in Mitchells Plain
9. Oval North High School in Beacon Valley
Andra Nel, Brand Purpose and Reputation Manager at KFC stated, “One of Add Hope’s strengths has always been our partnership approach. We see this come to life daily when we partner with our customers who donate their R2 and also with our non-profit partners who bring the feeding programme to life at the coal face. We have been so humbled by the incredible work that PSFA has done to relieve hunger for more than 60 years. The R1.5 million donation from KFC Add Hope will see more children being reached and help us extend our support across nine schools in the Western Cape.”
Nel explains that Add Hope remains committed to helping as many children as possible obtain access to the nutrition they need to learn, to grow and to thrive.

“The sad reality is that many children in the Western Cape arrive at school daily with an empty stomach. We know that a hungry child is one that would not be able to realise his or her potential and this is why we are committed to ensuring that South Africa’s less privileged children receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school every day to enable them to learn and function well, and empower them to reach their full potential,” says Nel.
Petrina Pakoe, director of PSFA, says, “After undergoing an intensive due diligence analysis, the Peninsula School Feeding Association was delighted when we received the news from KFC Add Hope that our application for funding was successful. 100% of this generous donation will be allocated to providing schoolchildren affected by poverty with cooked nutritious meals, daily. We want to thank KFC Add Hope for the financial support and sincerely look forward to working alongside this amazing company in the fight against childhood hunger.”

We recently took representatives from KFC Add Hope to St Michael’s Primary School in Khayelitsha to experience our feeding programme in action. This school is one of the nine schools adopted by KFC Add Hope. Featured here from left to right are our director, Petrina Pakoe, Lindy Hoffmann, CSI Trust Manager at KFC Add Hope, Emmah Mutimutema, CSI trust impact officer at KFC Add Hope and Benedicta Ngalwa, the principal at St Michael’s Primary School.

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Exciting design project for Summerdale High (ex Aloe Junior High)

Posted on February 17th, 2022 by Charles Grey

We love it when our donors go the extra mile.
On February 7th, PSFA’s new donor ZEMP Leathers addressed 600 grade eight and nine students at Summerdale High School in Mitchell’s Plain (ex Aloe Junior High), a school on our feeding programme, to introduce an exciting design initiative.
With the guidance of the Zemp team and that of Summerdale High’s art department, the grade eight students were asked to submit their creative art designs. The winning design will be printed onto Zemp Leathers organic cotton lining to be incorporated into a limited-edition range of bags. The grade nine students were given the exciting task of designing their dream bag – the winning bag design will be created and added to Zemp’s collection.
For more on this exciting project, follow the link and sign up for Zemp Leathers newsletter for regular updates.

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PSFA presents St. Michael’s Primary with a new kitchen

Posted on February 3rd, 2022 by Charles Grey

Thanks to a generous donation made by The MacFarlane Family Foundation, PSFA was able to present St Michael’s Primary in Khayelitsha, with a new kitchen at a special ceremony held at the school today. This is the 128th kitchen that PSFA has handed over to a school in its 64 years of existence.
After our director, Petrina Pakoe cut the ceremonial ribbon at the entrance to the kitchen and handed over the keys to Benedicta Ngalwa, the Principal of St Michael’s Primary, the Bishop of the Anglican Church Of Southern Africa Diocese Of False Bay, Right Reverend Margaret Vertue and her fellow clergymen, blessed the kitchen – this was a very special moment.
After the blessing, the St Michael’s Primary School choir sang a selection of beautiful songs of celebration and gratitude.
St Michael’s Primary is a private school that is owned by the Anglican Church. The school joined PSFA’s feeding programme in May 2012. PSFA provides 350 learners at this school with daily breakfasts and lunches.
A big thank you to our fantastic infrastructure partner, Breadline Africa for managing this project on our behalf.

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PSFA presents Louwville High School with a brand new kitchen

Posted on December 9th, 2021 by Charles Grey

Thanks to a donation from Umoya Energy, PSFA was able to present a much-needed kitchen to Louwville High in Vredenburg.

PSFA has to date now supplied a total of 127 kitchens to schools in the Western Cape.

Our director, Petrina Pakoe handed over the kitchen keys to a delighted Emile Petrus, the principal of Louwville High, at a wonderful ceremony held at the school yesterday. PSFA provides 262 learners affected by poverty at this school with daily breakfasts and lunches.

A big thank you to our infrastructure partner, Breadline Africa for managing the kitchen project on our behalf.

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PSFA schools raise funds to feed hungry school children in honour of Blisters for Bread.

Posted on October 27th, 2021 by Charles Grey

In honour of PSFA’s annual fundraising event, Blisters for Bread which we have had to sadly cancel for the past two years because of this awful COVID-19 pandemic, we extended an invitation to all the schools on our feeding programme to organise a special fundraising activity for PSFA. To encourage the schools to participate in this campaign, we offered a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize for the schools that raised and donated the most money.
Here are the results:
  • Winner – Helderkruin Primary School for raising R6 915. The school received a Dell desktop computer loaded with Windows 10 and a 22 inch Samsung screen kindly sponsored by CrewTech.
  • 2nd place – Forest Village Leadership Academy for raising R6 000. The school received a 40-litre Defy chest freezer sponsored by PSFA.
  • 3rd place – Wellington Primary for raising R5 000. The school received catering equipment for their kitchen sponsored by Plastics for Africa and Tierbos Gas.

WINNER – HELDERKRUIN PRIMARY

SECOND PLACE – FOREST VILLAGE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

THIRD PLACE – WELLINGTON PRIMARY

The runners up were:
1st runner up – Axios School of Skills for raising R4 500
2nd runner up – St Michael’s Primary School for raising R3 940
3rd runner up – Surrey Primary School for raising R3 038
4th runner up – H.J. Kroneberg Primary School for raising R2 600
5th runner up – The Ark Christian School for raising R2 220
6th runner up – Saxonsea High School for raising R1 900.20
7th runner up – The Carel du Toit Centre for raising R1 102.70
8th runner up – Pelican Park Primary School for raising R1 009
9th runner up – Arcadia Senior Secondary School – Cape Town for raising R810
10th runner up – Sunnyside Primary for raising R440
Each school will be presented with a certificate of our appreciation.
We are delighted to announce that these schools collectively managed to raise a fantastic total of R39 474.90. This amount will enable PSFA to provide 80 learners affected by poverty with daily nutritious breakfasts and lunches for an entire year.
PSFA would like to take this opportunity to thank all these schools for joining us in the battle against childhood hunger. We are truly grateful for your support!

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Liv-Ken TTC reaches target of a R100 000 in donations for PSFA

Posted on August 31st, 2021 by Charles Grey

The partnership between PSFA and the Livingstone- Kenilworth Table Tennis Club (Liv-Ken TTC) started in 2017 when the Club celebrated its 80th anniversary and presented PSFA with a donation in the amount of R28 000.00.

Hasie Ismail, the chairman at the time informed PSFA that he had set a fundraising target of R100 000.00 for Liv-Ken TTC to raise and donate to PSFA in 20 years’ time (2037) when the club turns 100 years old.

Well, we are delighted to inform you that Hasie, now the fundraising convenor for Liv-Ken TTC, managed to raise a fantastic total of R110 500.00 in a space of only five years. We commend Hasie who worked tirelessly for 5 years to raise and donate this money. What an absolute star! Hasie challenges all other sports clubs to do the same.
PSFA thanks everyone who donated to this initiative and Liv-Ken TTC for allowing Hasie to raise funds to feed hungry schoolchildren. May Liv-Ken TTC grow from strength to strength.

Pictured below are Grant Bailey, the chairman of Liv-Ken TTC presenting the symbolic cheque for R110 500.00 to PSFA’s fundraising manager, Charles Grey. With them in the picture is Hasie Ismail on the far right and club member, Anthony Brown.

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Contact Information

Phone: +27 (21) 447 6020
Email: info@psfa.org.za
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