1-2-1 Nurturing Happy Balanced Lives
1-5 Enable a child enrich a community
1-6 Developing Young Minds
Children need caring 1-7-2
1-9 Change a childs future
1-8 Children are the most powerful resource
1-1 Protecting Our Youth
1-3 Healthy Child Happy Child
1-4 Growing beyond poverty


Feeding Programme – ECD & ASC


Nutrition Programme

Pebbles provides nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch meals for the 500 children who attend our farm ECD centres and 300 children who attend our ASC centres. We ensure that 800 of our children are receiving the essential nutrients they need to grow and learn.

Growth and Wellness Monitoring

Our children’s growth and development is tracked through a partnership between the nutrion programme and our health professionals at the Pebbles Owethu Clinic. Growth monitoring visits are scheduled annually where we look at growth progress of all ECD learners according to their individual Road to Health cards. Dietary interventions are then put into place for those learners who are not following their growth charts or are found to be underweight, overweight or stunted. This includes providing nutritional training and assistance to the parents of the children. Research has shown that proper nutrition plays an important role in the cognitive development of the young child, which makes the nutrition programme a vital aspect of our work.

Pebbles Project Kitchen

The Pebbles new kitchen was launched in March 2019 and has the capacity to cook up to 5000 meals per day. Healthy meals are cooked daily, blast frozen and distributed to the learning facilities in Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Hermanus, Wellington and Citrusdal. They are also providing meals to two other charities based in Franschhoek and hope to grow this to supply many other NPOs in the greater Winelands area.