On Wednesday 10 August, the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) celebrated the official opening of our brand new offices and warehouse situated at Sheffield Business Park in Philippi. This is a major milestone in the history of PSFA as this is the first time ever, that the entire admin and operations team will be working under one roof. The result being a more streamlined service offered ensuring that the hungry learners on our feeding programme receive their meals on time.
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.