PSFA is delighted to announce that, in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of False Bay Social Development Department, we will once again be providing over 5 000 hungry children with daily nutritious cooked meals at Holiday Clubs during the cold June and July winter school holidays.
PSFA will be providing 44 Holiday Clubs based throughout the greater Cape Town area with flavoured maize meal for breakfast and rice, soya mince, samp and beans for lunch. The meals will be lovingly prepared by volunteers at each of these Clubs.
The main aim of the Holiday Club, which was initiated by HOPE Africa, the development arm of the Anglican Church during 2010, due to the fear of child trafficking, is to keep young children off the street and occupied during the school holidays. Children are given a safe and fun filled environment to enjoy their holiday, hear the word of God and receive daily warm meals.
The majority of the Anglican Diocese of False Bay parishes that host the Holiday Clubs, are situated in communities where children are being fed daily through feeding programmes at their schools. During the school holidays, they miss out on these much needed meals. PSFA will be able to address this need during the holidays.
Although the Holiday Clubs are faith based, all children of all faiths are welcome to attend. Clubs are run mainly from church halls and are open to the entire community.
“Without the support of the Peninsula School Feeding Association, feeding at the Holiday Clubs would never have been possible. We are extremely grateful for our vital relationship with PSFA” says Portia Christians, Social Development Department, Diocese of False Bay.