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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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Being a parent is one of the trickiest jobs out there - and it’s even harder when the family’s living on the breadline.[more ...]

Providing daily meals for underprivileged children will always be our core objective, but we’re fortunate to have the support of donors who’re eager to go the extra mile in the interests of education.[more ...]

A few words from our Chairman, Lwazi Bam[more ...]

In the true spirit of Mandela Day, ACFS donated 50 kilograms of pap to the newly-established nonprofit, Pethoho Ke Gauta Soup Kitchen[more ...]

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