Feeding Scheme Benefits Cape Flats Learners

Learners from the Surrey Primary School in Manenberg on the Cape Flats benefit from a feeding scheme run by the Department of Basic Education together with Foodbank South Africa

More than 500 learners from the Surrey Primary School in Manenberg on the Cape Flats are benefitting from a feeding scheme run by the Department of Basic Education together with Foodbank South Africa and a breakfast cereal company.

On World Food Day, 16 October, it is estimated that one in five children in South Africa go to school on an empty stomach.

Principal of Surrey Primary School, Imtiaz Adams, says that, “Our numbers are growing, but presently we're feeding between 500 and 550 children every morning out of a possible 880 children. So that's 60 to 70 percent of our school rely on this breakfast.”

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Source: 
SABC News

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