Peninsula School Feeding Association

Our Feeding Programme

The harsh reality of too many children today.

How we do the feeding

When a school contacts PSFA and requests inclusion on our feeding programme, an assessment is made. If the school is found eligible and the number of children that need to be fed is determined, PSFA will provide the necessary meal ingredients, cooking equipment and utensils. Dry ingredients are delivered to the school once a month, and fresh vegetables and fruit are delivered weekly.

Volunteers, primarily unemployed women, are recruited from the community by the school, and PSFA provides training on how to prepare and serve the food.

To apply to be included in our feeding programme, please download and complete the PSFA School Feeding Application Form and e-mail it to amelia@psfa.org.za

Please note that in order for your school to be approved as a beneficiary of our feeding programme, it must not be included on any other feeding scheme.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE

What we provide

  • Ingredients for a set weekly breakfast and lunch menu.
  • Catering equipment including pots, serving spoons, knives, colanders, potato peelers, chopping boards and can openers.
  • Gas stoves and gas bottles.
  • The supply of cooking gas to all the schools on our feeding programme when needed.
  • Plates and spoons for the learners to eat with dignity.
  • Training of the volunteers who prepare, cook, and serve our meals at each respective school on our feeding programme. Most of our volunteers are unemployed parents.
  • Ready-to-use kitchens at selected schools – Thanks to donor funding, PSFA has supplied 135 kitchens at schools, complete with plumbing, electricity, heat extraction, storage facilities, security gates and window bars.

The Positive Impact of our Feeding Programme

  • Improved nutrition: Our school feeding programme provides nutritious food to learners who may not have access to a balanced diet. This helps to improve their overall health and reduce the risk of malnutrition.
  • Improved academic performance: Proper nutrition is essential for brain development and cognitive functioning. Studies have shown that students who receive regular meals through our school feeding programme perform better academically than those who do not.
  • Increased energy and productivity: When the learners have access to regular meals, they can better concentrate and focus on their work or studies. This leads to increased productivity and improved performance in school, improving their long-term prospects and helping to break the cycle of poverty.
  • Improved mental health: Access to regular meals can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can have a positive impact on mental health.
  • Poverty alleviation – Our school feeding programme provides peace of mind to the parents/guardians who cannot afford to provide their children/wards with nutritious meals while at home, improving overall food security in the communities we serve.
  • Reduced crime and social problems: PSFA’s school feeding programme has played an integral role in reducing crime and social problems by providing a positive outlet for people in need. When people have access to food and other basic necessities, they are less likely to resort to illegal activities to survive.
  • Increased community engagement: PSFA’s feeding programme has brought people together and helped to build a sense of community, leading to increased social connections and a greater sense of belonging.
  • Community empowerment - our volunteer food preparers receive ongoing mentorship and training.
66

Years Feeding Children

27 601

Children Fed Every Day

185

Educational Institutions On Our Feeding Programme

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