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PEP donates R300 000 to feed hungry school children

We are delighted to announce that PEP, South Africa’s largest single brand retailer, offering a wide range of products and services at affordable prices, has shown its support for PSFA in the battle against childhood hunger at schools.

Anita Carollisen, Chief Executive: People Support says “PEP understands the importance of education and remains committed to finding new ways of encouraging learning, giving hope and making a positive impact. Our efforts are always underpinned by PEP’s purpose of making it possible for everyone to look and feel good. We are pleased to be able to offer our support to PSFA and the great work that they do.”

PEP awarded PSFA a generous donation to the value of R300 000 in respect of the adopt-a-school feeding initiative.

A total of 606 learners affected by poverty in our feeding programme will be reached through this donation. This will enable PSFA to provide daily nutritious cooked breakfasts and lunches for an entire calendar year as follows:

  • 130 learners at Stratford Primary in Eerste River
  • 200 learners at Surrey Primary in Surrey Estate
  • 135 learners at Newfields Primary in Athlone
  • 141 learners at Elswood High in Elsies River

The donation will also cover the cost to supply the above schools with cooking gas as and when required.

“PSFA welcomes PEP to our donor family. We are truly grateful that this giant South African retail company which believes that education is crucial to the future of our country, has made the strategic decision to invest in the feeding of learners at school because you can’t teach a hungry child” says Petrina Pakoe, director of PSFA.

Suzanne Coetzee, communications & CSI practitioner at PEP poses for a picture with PSFA volunteer food preparer, aunty Bessie Rhode and Gr. 7 learner, Raven Van Wyk.

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