On 25 August a Cape Town based NGO will be hosting a fun walk that will benefit underprivileged school children across the Western Cape.
The Blisters for Bread Fun Walk will take place along a scenic route through green point in an effort to raise funds to combat hunger amongst children attending schools throughout the province and hopes to attract thousands of walkers to take part in the annual flagship fund raiser.
In the year of 2012 the Peninsula School Feeding Association attracted just under 16 000 participants and this year they hope to increase that number to 18 000. Participants pay an entry fee of R42 to take part in the event, this amount is enough to feed 21 school kids for a day.
A study conducted by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town revealed that every three out of four children attending schools in the Western Cape come to school having not eaten anything for breakfast and also went on to show that this figure is increasing rapidly.
“In an attempt to address this issue the PSFA is providing some of these children with well balanced meals on a daily basis at a cost of 10 million rand a year.”
To date the PSFA is feeding over 22 000 children at 111 schools across the province and relies largely on donations from generous members of the public to do so.
This annual fun walk has grown a lot over the years and has attracted participants from Cape Town and beyond. Starting and ending at the Green Point Cricket club, walkers can choose one of three walking distances: 5km, 10km and 15km.
All proceedings from this event will go to growing the number of school children fed by the Peninsula Schools Feeding Association.
Anybody who wants to take part in this year’s fun walk can enter online via the PSFA website at www.psfa.org.za. Entries for single participants close on 18 August and on 10 August for group entries.
Any enquiries about the fun walk can be directed to the Peninsula School Feeding Association via telephone (021 511 7130).
Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) was established to address the problem of hunger in children, while they are at school. PSFA is a registered non-profit organisation (002-878 NPO), established in 1958. For more than 55 years, PSFA has been providing meals to hungry children in primary, secondary and special-needs schools in the Western Cape Province.