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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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Please offer these children a lifeline ... while they still have strength to grasp it

Nokuthula and Ashel’s baby brother died from dehydration last year – and their 20-month-old brother Prince was so critically ill, that social workers have taken him to a place of safety.

Their parents are Zimbabweans who came to South Africa to seek a better life. But they found only starvation.

Please, will you help make sure that these innocent little ones survive?

44 children have graduated from our Zola and Alexandra crèches[more ...]

500 school children receive a new school bag and stationery[more ...]

Ross and Ariella decided to host a Christmas party for the children of the Alexandra and Zola malnutrition centres[more ...]

Our food gardening project continues to grow from strength to strength[more ...]

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