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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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It couldn't be easier to support your favouite charity, than by getting a MySchool/ MyVillage Card, with ACFS as the beneficiary, and swiping it every time you shop at Woolworths, Reggies and other participating stores. The card won't cost you a cent
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Our aftercare centre in Alexandra is 11 year old Noxolo's 'happy place'.

Hundreds of children call ACFS centres their ‘home away from home’ ... because that’s
where they receive nourishment, sanctuary and
guidance – the foundation for a better
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Message from our Chairman, Lwazi Bam[more ...]

People like you give young children the chance to be their very best - thank you!
We recently celebrated World Read Aloud Day on 24 February by reading stories to children at all our feeding centres. [more ...]

Youre helping us to smooth the way for school
Our Malnutrition Rehabilitation Programme is enjoying great success in preparing pre-schoolers from impoverished households for school.[more ...]

A little bit of kindness goes a long way
The daily peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk that your food sponsorship provides can save the life of a malnourished child.[more ...]

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