Blisters for Bread raises R1.3 million, feeds 3,515 more

The Blisters for Bread fun run has raked in enough money to feed over 3,000 hungry children.

Blisters for Bread raised enough money to feed an additional 3,515 children for an entire year.

CAPE TOWN - The Peninsula School Feeding Association said on Thursday it raised R1.3 million during its Blisters for Bread last month.

The Cape Town-based school feeding association said it would be able to feed more than 3,500 pupils who would otherwise go hungry next year.

The Blisters for Bread Fun Walk, which attracted more than 16,000 entrants this year, allows the organisation feed thousands of disadvantaged pupils.

In many cases it will be the only meal these pupils have on a daily basis.

The Association's Janine Tilly said it will now be able to provide 686,000 more meals this year.

"The R1.3 million that was raised by local Capetonians entering the walk translates into 686,000 additional meals for the learners that go to the schools that we work in."

She added this has never been achieved before.

"The R1.3 million raised was the most we've ever raised from a Blisters for Bread campaign. The event grows every year. If you calculate the R1.3 million we will be feeding with that money an additional 3,515 learners for an entire school year."