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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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When their single mother passed away from AIDS-related illness, the Hlabiwa children had no one else to take care of them.

With support from caring people like you, the younger children were enrolled in our feeding scheme. Instead of facing hunger every day, they now receive a nutritious peanut butter sandwhich and glass of milk from our feeding centre. Read more

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For 71 years friends like you have made our work possible ...
We have started many programmes over the past 71 years. Heres a quick look at what we have been up to and how you have helped us grow.[more ...]

ACFS Star of the Month
The manager of the Jabavu Feeding Centre, Jwalane is our super farmer![more ...]

Thank you for reaching out to our Pimville twins and other children in need!
When we first met twin brothers Kabelo and Keabetswe at our Pimville feeding centre, their cheerful demeanours and handsome faces melted our hearts.[more ...]

Message from our Chairman, Lwazi Bam[more ...]

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