Help feed kids with fun walk

2016-08-09 06:00

With the R50 entry fee per person for the Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk, the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) can feed 25 children.

According to Warren Lodge of PSFA, the association aims to eradicate childhood hunger. “The fact is you can’t teach a hungry child,” says Warren.

The PSFA has been providing nutritious meals to school-going children for 57 years. The association feeds 26 000 children every day at 145 schools across the Western Cape.

Through good governance over the years, the PSFA has built and maintained an investment reserve that generates interest enough to cover all operating expenses. This means that 100% of all donations are directed exclusively to the actual cost of school feeding.

“The meals we serve on a daily basis help build the learners’ immune systems so they are healthier and stronger to play sports, it assists with increasing their attendance and performance at school and assists with enhancing their ability to learn,” says Warren.

He adds the PSFA provides peace of mind to parents or guardians who are not able to afford to provide their children with nutritious meals while at home.

According to the PSFA’s website, three out of four children go hungry every day because 30% of the population live in poverty with food insecurity.

“At school, these hungry children are unable to concentrate. Whilst hunger gnaws at them, they can’t think about anything else. Or else they simply don’t attend school at all.”

The Blisters for Bread fun walk takes place on Sunday 28 August at the Green Point Cricket Club. The 10km event starts at 07:30 and the 5km event at 08:00.

For more information about the event, contact Top Events on 021 511 7130 or visit the website www.topevents.co.za.

. People’s Post will be giving away a pair of Hi-Tec walking shoes to the value of R1500 after the event to one of our readers who participated in the fun run. A fun photo of you during the race or at the finish line will guarantee you a chance to win this fantastic prize. More information to follow on our facebook page on race day.

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