The latest University of Cape Town report reveals 3 out of 4 children go hungry every day because 30% of the population live in poverty with food insecurity. Without the right nourishment children can’t concentrate in class, battle to retain information and have terrible stomach cramps. 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.
To develop into his or her full potential, every child needs regular balanced nutrition across all food groups – protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
Established in 1958 (when the government at the time discontinued the national school feeding programme) the Peninsula School Feeding Association has been providing meals to hungry school children across the Western Province, including distant rural areas. Individuals, families, groups, clubs, or companies, can help to provide this essential nutrition, thereby growing an educated, healthy, and winning generation.
* To support this programme, Erasmus S.A. donated to the PSFA 14.000ZAR in December 2014, which was sufficient to cover the meals of 700 children for one week.