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KFC Add Hope donates R1.5 million for school feeding

We are thrilled to announce that, as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting childhood hunger, KFC Add Hope recently awarded a R1.5 million donation to PSFA for school feeding.
This generous donation will enable PSFA to serve an outstanding total of 905 400 meals to 3 030 learners on our feeding programme attending the following nine schools in the Western Cape for a calendar year:
1. Blue Downs Primary
2. Buck Road Primary in Lotus River
3. False Bay Primary in Macassar
4. Gateway Primary in Delft
5. HJ Kroneberg Primary in Kensington
6. St Michael’s Primary in Khayelitsha
7. Wellington Primary
8. Summerdale High (ex Aloe Junior High) in Mitchells Plain
9. Oval North High School in Beacon Valley
Andra Nel, Brand Purpose and Reputation Manager at KFC stated, “One of Add Hope’s strengths has always been our partnership approach. We see this come to life daily when we partner with our customers who donate their R2 and also with our non-profit partners who bring the feeding programme to life at the coal face. We have been so humbled by the incredible work that PSFA has done to relieve hunger for more than 60 years. The R1.5 million donation from KFC Add Hope will see more children being reached and help us extend our support across nine schools in the Western Cape.”
Nel explains that Add Hope remains committed to helping as many children as possible obtain access to the nutrition they need to learn, to grow and to thrive.
“The sad reality is that many children in the Western Cape arrive at school daily with an empty stomach. We know that a hungry child is one that would not be able to realise his or her potential and this is why we are committed to ensuring that South Africa’s less privileged children receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school every day to enable them to learn and function well, and empower them to reach their full potential,” says Nel.
Petrina Pakoe, director of PSFA, says, “After undergoing an intensive due diligence analysis, the Peninsula School Feeding Association was delighted when we received the news from KFC Add Hope that our application for funding was successful. 100% of this generous donation will be allocated to providing schoolchildren affected by poverty with cooked nutritious meals, daily. We want to thank KFC Add Hope for the financial support and sincerely look forward to working alongside this amazing company in the fight against childhood hunger.”

We recently took representatives from KFC Add Hope to St Michael’s Primary School in Khayelitsha to experience our feeding programme in action. This school is one of the nine schools adopted by KFC Add Hope. Featured here from left to right are our director, Petrina Pakoe, Lindy Hoffmann, CSI Trust Manager at KFC Add Hope, Emmah Mutimutema, CSI trust impact officer at KFC Add Hope and Benedicta Ngalwa, the principal at St Michael’s Primary School.

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