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Formerly known as the African Children's Feeding Scheme, the ACFS has come a long way since the late Bishop Trevor Huddleston started the original peanut butter sandwich at schools in 1945.

Today, we pursue seven separate but inter-related activities aimed at uplifting and empowering communities in Soweto, Kagiso, Alexandra, Thembisa, Daveyton, Kwa Thema and Tsakane.

We provide 31 500 children with milk and a peanut butter sandwich daily and, whilst this remains our core focus, we also work to promote healthy, contributing citizens who are economically viable and self sufficient, through:


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Since the death of their mother, the three Thswedi children live with their uncle, a pensioner who suffers from mental health problems..

On most days, the only food they eat is the peanut butter sandwich and milk they receive from our Kagiso Centre.

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It was heart warming to see how many corporates came to assist those less privileged people on 18 July 2014, in honour of our beloved Nelson Mandela.[more ...]

Tiger Brands popped in to brighten the lives of our little ones[more ...]

Our beneficiaries recieved warm blankets - an essential item that is needed in these cold winter months![more ...]

A big thank you to everyone who reached out to their poorer neighbours and helped provide meals and food parcels on World Hunger Day.[more ...]

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