Peninsula School Feeding Association

The Need

The Fact

The latest University of Cape Town report reveals 3 out of 4 children go hungry every day because 30% of our population live in poverty with food insecurity.

The Results

At school - these hungry children are unable to concentrate. Whilst hunger gnaws at them, they can't think about anything else. Or else they simply don't attend school at all.

The Consequence

The deficits of under-nutrition in children becomes irreversible if not addressed. Additional to the disastrous effect of hunger on education and a child’s future, another far-reaching outcome is a generation with poor immune systems, frequent illness, and a link to life-threatening diseases in adult life. Today’s unmet need will have serious consequences for tomorrow, without intervention.

The Answer

To develop into his or her full potential, every child needs regular balanced nutrition across all food groups – protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Our breakfasts and lunches are designed and prepared accordingly. Daily school meals provide an incentive to attend school, and help children to focus on their studies. As an individual, a family, a group, a club, or a company, you can help to provide this essential nutrition, thereby growing an educated, healthy, and winning generation.

Which Schools

We serve schools situated in the Western Cape that do not qualify for the Government’s National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) subsidy, but where the need exists. PSFA also provides food at Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC’s), Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) safe Parks and at TVET colleges.


How many Schools?

PSFA currently provides daily nutritious cooked meals to a total of 27 601 learners at the following 187 educational institutions in the Western Cape:

  • 25 071 learners at 152 primary, secondary and special needs schools
  • 1 200 children at 27 Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs)
  • 300 children at three Orphans and Vulnerable Children Centres (OVCs) safe parks and
  • 1 030 students at five Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETs)

We continue to receive many applications from educational institutions to be included on our feeding programme. This can only be done with funding provided by donors.


Which Children?

Our feeding programme is not open to the whole school.  Those children who qualify are identified for us by the principal and teachers at each school. Indicators are:

  • known family poverty
  • fainting in class
  • no packed lunches
  • lack of concentration
  • poor quality of school work and
  • disruptive behaviour.
"Hunger is actually the worst weapon of mass destruction. It claims millions of victims each year.” Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva - Past President of Brazil
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