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Tiger Brands and Department of Basic Education provide nourishment to Over 13 400 learners and their this Festive Season, 11 December 2014

 

This December holiday, over 13 400 learners and their families in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West will have a nourished Festive Season as they will receive food parcels from Tiger Brands.

As part of the school holiday food parcel distribution project, which is now in its second year, Tiger Brands is in the process of distributing 13 485 food parcels to learners attending non-fee paying schools. These learners also benefit from the Tiger Brands Foundations in-school breakfast feeding programme. A batch of 1 500 food parcels has already been distributed by the Department of Education (DBE) to 300 learner headed household in each of the remaining five provinces.

The distribution of the food parcels started on 08 December 2014 with the last batch of food parcels being  distributed on 10 December at Mthayiza Primary School in Kabokweni, Mpumalanga.

“The Department of Basic Education provides more than 8,2 million learners with a nutritious lunch through the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) in 19 800 schools. The Tiger Brands Foundation complements the NSNP by feeding 39 350 learners in 62 non-fee paying schools with its in-school breakfast feeding programme to date,” said Dr Faith Khumalo, Chief Director for Care and Support in Schools at the Department of Basic Education, “The Tiger Brands food parcel project ensures that learners remain well-nourished and return to schools healthy and ready to learn.”

 “The December Food Parcel Project forms part of our ongoing strategic partnership with the Department of Basic Education where we jointly work towards the nourishment of our learners  in so doing helping to address food security challenges in our country,” said Ms Jabu Ntsele, Group CSI Manager for Tiger Brands,.

Since December 2012, close to 60 000 food parcels have been distributed by Tiger Brands through the Food Parcel Project which have intern ensured that the good work done by NSNP and the Foundation is not reversed during the long school holidays.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The food parcels which are packed in 20 litre food safe buckets contain the following products as well as a meal plan:

Jungle Oats                                                     Ace Maize Meal                                      Tastic Rice
Lion Lentils                                                    Black Cat Peanut Butter                              Morvite
Koo Baked Beans                                          Maize Samp                                                  Lion Sugar Beans

12 schools have thus far benefited from the food parcel distribution:

Name of School

Location

Tebogo Primary School

Sonop - Brits , North West

Hoffenthal Primary School

Bergville , KwaZulu-Natal

Woodford Primary School

Bergville , KwaZulu-Natal

Masumpa Primary

Bergville , KwaZulu-Natal

Nqobile Combined School

Bergville , KwaZulu-Natal

Dagbreek Primary School

Modimolle ,Limpopo

Maokoeng Primary School

Modimolle ,Limpopo

Modimolle Primary School

Modimolle ,Limpopo

Hector Peterson Primary School

Modimolle ,Limpopo

Lekkerbreek Primary School

Modimolle ,Limpopo

Tsembaletfu Primary School

Kabokweni,  Mpumalanga

Mthayiza Primary School

Kabokweni,  Mpumalanga

Gutjwa Primary School

Kabokweni,  Mpumalanga

 

 “Our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth, those who care for and protect our people.” – Nelson Mandela

 

Enquiries:  Terence Khala – 071 701 6837 (Department of Basic Education)

                             : Jasper Zwane – 083 743 1804 (Mpumalanga Department of Education)

                             : Barry Dijoebarry.dijoe@tigerbrands.com  or 011 840 4129 (Tiger Brands)

 

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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 1/11/2016
Number of Views: 2833

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