Blisters For Bread

The Blisters for Bread 2017 walk has raised a whopping R625K which will help the Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) will be able to feed 1390 kids daily.

 

Blisters for Bread has been a fundamental part of South African kids lives. Growing up in Table View, Cape Town in the 90’s to 00’s I can clearly remember doing Blisters for Bread every year in Primary school. Back then it was up to school kids to raise the funds by going door to door and having people pledge money per kilometer. It was one of my favourite school activities.

The walk was started by the Paarden Eiland (now the Rotary Club of Table Bay) Rotary in 1958. PSFA’s main aims are to reduce short term hunger, enhance children’s ability to learn through school feeding and increase school attendance.

The 2017 event took place on the 27th of August and tickets cost R50.00. Every ticket sold guaranteed to feed 20 hungry school children for a day. The walks could either a 5km or a 10km. They encouraged corporate teams to dress up in a fun way and had a list of costume idea’s. Like super hero’s, Snow White and dwarfs plus more!

The event was a massive success. Thousands of children will now be able to focus on their school work instead of their rumbling stomachs.

“A BIG thank you from the Peninsula School Feeding Association for participating in this special event. Thanks to your support, the event managed to raise R625 000 enabling PSFA to provide 1390 underprivileged school children with a daily nutritious breakfast and lunch for an entire year!”


Sources: Lead SA
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