The Otto Foundation established a school kitchen on the Zonnebloem Estate, and is partnering with the Peninsula School Feeding Association to serve breakfast and lunch to up to 160 learners every school day.
According to the South African Child Gauge “extreme poverty and malnutrition compromise children’s cognitive development” - thus contributing to poor education outcomes in South Africa.
Research shows that school feeding schemes can “improve the nutritional status of children, improve school attendance, encourage learners to stay on throughout primary and into secondary school, and improve cognitive performance.”
How can you help us
Friends of Zonnebloem - let us know if you are able to co-ordinate a food donation drive or fundraiser on our behalf. Contact us for the list of food items needed.
Donors - partner with us to fund the stipends for our hard-working kitchen volunteers.
Corporates - donate snacks and treats that could add variety to the breakfasts and lunches served from the kitchen.