Our Programmes

The harsh reality of too many children today

  • In their critical early years, malnutrition will stunt development.
  • The HIV/AIDS epidemic has devastated families and communities, leaving children orphaned, vulnerable, traumatised, without a breadwinner to provide for them, and alone to head their own households.
  • Many learners leave very early for school without having eaten breakfast.
  • They come without packed lunches, and ask others for food.
  • They are too weak and hungry to pay attention or learn. Many faint in class.

Volunteers

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, mostly unemployed women, are recruited from the community and trained to prepare and serve the food. Each volunteer receives a small monthly stipend for their service.

To apply to be included on our feeding programme, please download and complete the PSFA School Feeding Application Form here and e-mail it to amelia@psfa.org,za or fax it to 021 447 6047.

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.

What we provide

  • Ingredients for a set weekly breakfast and lunch menu
  • Cooking equipment such as pots, spoons, colanders and can openers
  • Gas stoves and gas bottles
  • Supply of gas for cooking when needed
  • Plates and spoons for the learners
  • Training and monthly stipends to the volunteers that prepare, cook and serve the meals at each respective school on our programme. Most of our volunteers are unemployed parents.
  • Ready-to-use kitchens at selected schools – PSFA has to date supplied 124 kitchens at schools, complete with plumbing, electricity, heat extraction, storage facilities, security gates and window bars

Our programmes serve

  • Primary Schools
  • High Schools
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Early Childhood Development Centres (ECD’s)
  • Orphans & Vulnerable Children Centres (safe parks)
  • Technical and Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVETS)
59
years feeding children
28 715
Underprivileged learners fed every day
159
Educational institutions we help
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