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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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4-year old Banele weighs just over half what a child his age should weigh.

So every gram he gains is a reason to celebrate ... and to thank kind and caring people like you for making the difference.

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We had so many visitors at our different centres on Mandela Day - bringing food and fun to the masses.[more ...]

This year we have more HIV-positive children at our malnutrition centres than ever before.[more ...]

Vodacom set out to offer some relief by organising a generous donation of food buckets.[more ...]

A team from Deloitte’s audit division spent a most productive day at our Zola crèche. [more ...]

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