Peninsula School Feeding Association

Mycrunchbox presents catering equipment to LAMBS Educare at The Ark Christian School.

Posted on March 14th, 2023 by Charles Grey

In recognition of Human Rights Day on the 21st of March, we received a R33 000 donation from our loyal donor, Mycrunchbox. A portion of this funding was used to purchase catering equipment for the kitchen at LAMBS Educare at The Ark Christian School. The balance of the donation was allocated to supplying meals.

On Tuesday 14 March, Vanessa Gardner and Gloria Gatsheni from Mycrunchbox presented LAMBS Educare with the catering equipment. For every Crunchbox sold, Mycrunchbox, feeds one child for a day. Since partnering with PSFA in November 2018, we have to date received R71 819. 34 from the proceeds of Crunchboxes – for this kind gesture, we are sincerely grateful. #humanrights #grateful #funding #school

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Schoolchildren raise funds to feed less fortunate schoolchildren.

Posted on March 13th, 2023 by Charles Grey

PSFA is honoured to have the loyal support from many amazing schools in the greater Cape Town area. Every year without fail, the learners at these schools organise and participate in various special fundraising events to feed schoolchildren less fortunate than themselves. For these kind gestures, PSFA is sincerely grateful.

PSFA’s volunteer general committee, management team, staff and particularly the learners on our feeding programme hereby wish to take this opportunity to thank the following schools for once again organising fundraising activities during 2022 and collectively raising a fantastic R114 587.99, enabling PSFA to provide 201 learners with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire year:

  1. Herzlia Weizmann Primary School and Alon Ashel Pre-Primary School participated in a mini Blisters for Bread walk along the Sea Point Promenade on Friday, 23 September.
  2. Groote Schuur High School participated in a mini Blisters for Bread walk, which took place at the school over three days, 27 – 29 September.
  3. Kronendal Primary School in Houtbay participated in a mini Blisters for Bread walk on Chapmans Peak on Wednesday, 28 September.
  4. Greenfield Girls’ Primary School learners participated in Spell-a-Thon at their school on Friday, 21 October.
  5. Herschel Girls Preparatory School – the learners in a mini Blisters for Bread Walk in Tokai Forest on Monday, 31 October.
  6. Western Province Preparatory School (WPPS) – the Grade Seven learners of 2022 organised and participated in a 24-hour marathon at their school from 1 – 2 December.
  7. Bishops Preparatory School hosted its annual Christmas Carols concert at Bishops Diocesan College on Monday, 28 November. PSFA was one of the charities to benefit from the proceeds of the concert’s ticket sales.

PSFA presented each of the above schools was presented with a certificate of appreciation.

Some of the learners at Groote Schuur High School posing for a picture at the start of their mini Blisters for Bread Walk for PSFA.

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Romance under the Stars Volume 2 – A great success!

Posted on March 13th, 2023 by Charles Grey

In response to the success of last year’s sold-out Valentine’s concert, Romance under the Stars, and popular demand, the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), in partnership with Outside the Bowl Africa (OTB), presented Romance under the Stars Volume 2 at the Ashanti Wine Estate in Paarl on Saturday 18 February 2023.

With an exquisite lake as a backdrop, top Cape Town performers Nur Abrahams, Loren Erasmus, Jarrad Ricketts, saxophonist Don Vino and a surprise performance by Mujahid George had the crowd on the floor dancing and romancing under the sun and stars. Popular radio presenter and influencer Peadon Smith did a sterling job as the concert’s Master of Ceremonies.

The event, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the over 350 people who attended, turned out to be a great success, raising a total of R42 000.00 from the sale of concert and raffle tickets. PSFA and OTB each received R21 000.00. 100% of the portion that PSFA received will be allocated to providing 37 learners affected by poverty with daily breakfasts and lunches for an entire year.

We hereby wish to thank the following companies for their generous support of the event:

  • Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages for the R20 000 sponsorship for the hire of the stage, sound and lighting equipment, for handing out a complimentary can of Sprite Mint to each person that attended the event and donating hampers that were used as prizes for the raffle
  • Ashanti Wine Estate for the free use of the beautiful venue
  • Sanitech for sponsoring the use of portable toilets
  • That Furniture Company for supplying the sofas for our VIP area and sponsoring a sofa as one of the raffle prizes
  • Afrogem Jewellers for sponsoring two beautiful pendants and chains that were used as prizes for the raffle
  • Phileas Fogg Travel for sponsoring the one night’s accommodation for two that was used as a prize for the raffle
  • Full House Furniture for sponsoring the Smart TV that was used as a prize for the raffle
  • Daniels Shoe Manufactures for the gift vouchers that were presented to people who purchased ten or more tickets to the concert
  • Tiger Brands for sponsoring the goodie bags for our VIPs and an air fryer and ten hampers that were used as prizes for the raffle
  • Full House Furniture for the air fryer that was used as a prize for the raffle
  • Akila for the four 10kg bags of rice that were used as prizes for the raffle
  • CP Security for keeping the performers and concert-goers safe in a happy controlled environment

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Elswood High School receives a new kitchen and outdoor dining area

Posted on November 22nd, 2022 by Charles Grey

Yesterday, Monday, 21 November, PSFA, in partnership with GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, presented Elswood High School with a brand-new fully equipped kitchen and a covered seating area. This was the 130th kitchen that PSFA presented to a school in the Western Cape.
Special guests that attended the kitchen handing over ceremony included David Maynier, MEC for Education, Alan Meyer, Deputy Director-General for the City of Cape Town, Francheska Walker, Ward Councillor for the City of Cape Town and Mervyn Naidoo, GM of GrandWest.
GrandWest provided PSFA with funding for the following projects:
  • to convert an existing storeroom into a kitchen
  • to supply the school with bench seats and a covered area where the learners can eat with dignity
A big thank you to our facilities partner, Breadline Africa, for managing this project on our behalf.
GrandWest also provided PSFA with funding to provide the 141 learners on our feeding programme at Elswood High with daily breakfasts and lunches for a calendar year.

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Book your tickets now for Romance under the Stars Volume 2

Posted on November 14th, 2022 by Charles Grey

Following last year’s sold-out Valentine’s concert, Romance Under the Stars, the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA), in partnership with Outside the Bowl Africa (OTB), is delighted to announce that due to popular demand, we will be presenting Romance Under the Stars Volume 2 at the beautiful Ashanti Wine Estate in Paarl on Saturday 18 February 2023 at 18h00.

The concert will feature top Cape Town singers Loren Erasmus, Jarrad Ricketts, Nur Abrahams and the sensational saxophonist Don Vino. The Master of Ceremonies will be Cape Town radio presenter and influencer Peadon Smith.

Expect an evening of jazz standards, love songs, soul, R&B, and pop hits, and lots of fun, laughter, dancing, and romancing.

A raffle will take place at the event where you can stand a chance of winning the following amazing prizes:

  • 1st Prize – A 3-seater sofa valued at R9000 sponsored by That Furniture Company
  • 2nd Prize – A 9ct White Gold Africa and heart pendant, including a 9ct White gold chain sponsored by Afrogem Jewellers to the value of R9300.00
  • 3rd Prize – A 9ct Yellow Gold and Tanzanite pendant, including a 9ct Yellow gold chain sponsored by Afrogem Jewellers to the value of R8700.00
  • 4th Prize – A pair of shoes sponsored by Daniels Shoe Manufacturers to the value of R5 000
  • 5th Prize – A Toshiba 32-inch HD Smart LED TV sponsored by Full House Furniture to the value of R3699
  • 6th Prize – A Tefal Easy Fry 2.1kg Classic Air Fryer sponsored by Full House Furniture to the value of R2599

PSFA and OTB will receive the proceeds from the ticket sales and raffle to feed impoverished people.

This is an open-air concert, so please remember to bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets.

Good to Know:

  • Ticket price: R250
  • Tickets are available at Quicket and are limited to only 500 – www.quicket.co.za
  • Venue address: Ashanti Wine Estate, Sonstraal Road (R101), Paarl
  • Gates open at 15h00.
  • Guarded on-site parking
  • Ashanti burgers will be on sale, and a full cash bar will be available

For any inquiries, please contact the Peninsula School Feeding Association at info@psfa.org.za or call 021 447 6020

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PSFA treats disabled children at Astra School to a tasty luncheon in support of the Heart FM 16 Days for Youth Campaign

Posted on June 12th, 2018 by Charles Grey

The learners at Astra School enjoying their lunch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7280" align="alignleft" width="1012"] Happy beautiful children at Astra School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7277" align="alignleft" width="1013"] PSFA field worker, Cheryl Manuel painting the school’s jungle gym[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7278" align="alignleft" width="1013"] PSFA staff and principal of Astra School[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7279" align="alignleft" width="481"] PSFA fundraising manager, Charles Grey conducting a live interview on Heart FM[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7281" align="alignleft" width="512"] What a great bunch of well mannered and happy learners at Astra School[/caption]  ]]>

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13 624 people walk at Blisters for Bread 2016!

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Charles Grey

  • High energy hip hop and free style dance groups Revenge, New Generation and Virtual Minds from the Out of Africa Dance Academy
  • Acoustic guitarist and singer Julian Hurley and Sarah
  • X Factor SA winners, the boy band FOUR, who were very popular with the crowd, especially the girls and
  • Vivacious singer and songwriter, Janice
  • PSFA would like to thank the following for making Blisters for Bread 2016 such a great success:
    • Everyone who participated in the 10km and 5km walks
    • Peninsula Beverage Company and Coca-Cola for sponsoring all the medals, providing the ice cold Coke that was enjoyed by all the walkers, purchasing a hospitality package, providing the gig rig stages and sound at the start of the walk and on the field for the entertainment
    • The official radio partner, Heart FM
    • The official print media partner, WP Media publications People’s Post, Tygerburger and City Vision
    • The media in general for the outstanding coverage and free advertising space
    • The City of Cape Town
    • Lions Club International for providing volunteers to assist with the marshaling
    • Banks R & L Hiring for sponsoring the marquee and catering equipment for our hospitality area
    • Sanitech Cape Toilet Hire for sponsoring the toilets for our hospitality area
    • GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Oxford University Press for purchasing hospitality packages
    • HiTec and Taj Hotel for sponsoring prizes for the lucky draws
    • Warren Lodge from LIFE Brand for handling the publicity
    • Top Events for organizing the event on our behalf
    We look forward to seeing you all again on Sunday 27 August 2017, for our 49th Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk! [caption id="attachment_6931" align="alignleft" width="879"]copyright Cape Times brenton geach 9225 (800x448) Brenton Geach from the Cape Times took this stunning picture of the thousands of people walking along the scenic Sea Point Promenade showing their concern for childhood hunger.[/caption]]]>

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    #ActForChange – Shoprite and Checkers Western Cape joins PSFA in the fights against hunger

    Posted on August 17th, 2016 by Charles Grey

    Association as their beneficiary for the #ActForChange campaign in order to help fight hunger! PSFA currently feeds 28 237 children at 155 schools every day and a donation of only R2 can feed a hungry child with 2 meals for one day! As our minimum donation is R5, you can feed 3 children with 2 meals a day with a donation of only R6!

    • R395 feeds a hungry child at school for an entire year with breakfast & lunch.
    • R11 850 gives an entire class breakfast and lunch for a year (30 children).
    Now imagine how many hungry tummies you can fill with this campaign!! A donation can be made at any till point in a Shoprite or Checkers store in the Western Cape Ready, set… GO!]]>

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    PSFA celebrates official opening of new offices and warehouse

    Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Charles Grey

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    The MEC of Education, Ms Debbie Schäfer and our chairman, Mr Yusuf Kader ceremoniously cut the ribbon at the entrance to our offices allowing our special guests to enter the new premises. The programme started with our director, Petrina Pakoe officially welcoming all our special guests. Mr Yusuf Kader then spoke about the reasons for the construction of the new building in his opening remarks. Ms Debbie Schäfer congratulated PSFA on our new building and thanked us for the major and positive role we play in assisting the the provincial Government with the feeding thousands of hungry school children in the Western Cape. After the Minister’s key note address, Petrina introduced the PSFA staff to all in attendance, providing an indication of each person’s role at PSFA. Our deputy chairman, Mr Brian Benatar closed the formalities with a wonderful tribute to PSFA and thanked the staff, everyone who was involved with the building project and the sponsors, Value Logistics, Workstaff Staffing and Western Cape Shoprite Checkers who provided financial sponsorship’s to cover the cost of the opening ceremony. The Minister and guests then participated in a tour of our new building followed by a light finger luncheon and refreshments. [caption id="attachment_6922" align="alignleft" width="800"]DSC_3893 (800x530) The MEC of Education, Debbie Schäfer and PSFA Chairman, Mr Yusuf Kader cutting the ribbon at the entrance to our new premises.[/caption]
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    PSFA breaks ground on new offices and warehouse

    Posted on October 12th, 2015 by Charles Grey

    resented by the Minister of Education in the Western Cape, Debbie Schafer, Debbie congratulated PSFA on the outstanding work we do in assisting Government to feed the many hungry school children in the Western Cape, and wished us all the best with our new building. In her address, she highlighted the fact that PSFA does not only provide additional nutrition to our learners, but also plays an important role in encouraging our learners to arrive early for school and stay in school. The meals provided by PSFA allows children to focus on their studies rather than their stomachs and helps to increase school enrolment and attendance, decrease drop-out rates and improve cognitive abilities. Rev Canon Rodney Whiteman led the invocation where he asked all in attendance, to give thanks and reflect on the act of turning the soil which symbolises the opening of future opportunity for every recipient and those whose lives PSFA will touch in the future. It also symbolises the opportunity to plant new seeds of hope in peoples’ lives.

    Government officials, members of the media, the professional team consisting of J.B. Burmeister Architects, SAT Quantity Surveyors and structural engineers, De Villiers Sheard cc, our suppliers, partners and PSFA board and staff attended this very special event.
    We are scheduled to move into our new offices and warehouse at the end of May 2016. [caption id="attachment_6755" align="alignleft" width="520"]IMG_1428 (520x800) PSFA Director, Petrina Pakoe, Minister of Education, Debbie Schafer and Chairperson of PSFA, Yusuf Kader turning the sod on our land for our new offices and warehouse.[/caption]]]>

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    Contact Information

    Phone: +27 (21) 447 6020
    Email: info@psfa.org.za
    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