PSFA has been keeping a watchful eye on the serious water crisis in the Western Cape. We have done our research on how much water it takes to prepare our meals at schools and have come to realise, that over 200 000 litres are used monthly in the preparation of PSFA meals alone.
For the past few months, we have also tracked the number of schools that have experienced water interruptions which resulted in preparers being unable to cook.
In being proactive and playing our part in saving water, PSFA has decided to change to a non-cooking menu for six months, starting Monday 22 January 2018. This change will also ensure that there will be no stockpiling at schools where cooking can be interrupted due to no water.
We will still ensure that the learners will continue receiving two meals a day, a cooked breakfast in the morning and a sandwich with a variety of spreads for lunch. We have ensured that the spreads we provide will still address the nutritional needs of our learners and that the vital breakfast meal is still in place to kick-start their day.
Our aim is to make certain that children continue to be fed daily during this water crisis.
We hope that this decision to change our menu meets with your approval. We will review it on a continuous basis.
PSFA – doing our bit to save water!
PSFA – adding our drop to the bucket to reserve water!