School children go hungry over the holiday period

School holidays aren't always welcome for impoverished children, who rely on food schemes to keep them from starvation.

702 and Cape Talk's Koketso Sachane spoke to director of Peninsula School Feeding Association, Petrina Pakoe, about the work being done to keep children from starvation.

Listen to the inteview below:

The circumstances are really grave. We have regular reports of just how hungry children are who are coming to school.

Petrina Pakoe, director of Peninsula School Feeding Association

We are told by teachers that the meal that they receive at school is many times the only meal they have.

Petrina Pakoe, director of Peninsula School Feeding Association

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