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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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Enough of boring old sarmies!
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Home alone. That's the reality that three young orphans from Kliptown face every day.

Their parents passed away in 2015 and relatives couldn't take them in. So these children come home from school to an empty shack every day.

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Thank you for providing a safe haven for starving children
ACFS feeding centres are a home-away-from-home for hundreds of school children, who know they can call on us after school for a healthy meal, a quiet place to do homework, and a caring adult to talk to[more ...]

Message from our Chairman
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Home-baked bread ahead
We have got an exciting two for one project in the pipeline at Jabavu, where we have taken delivery of second-hand industrial baking equipment[more ...]

Bean bag bliss
Wherever we can, we also distribute extra gifts of nourishment, like packets of soup beans[more ...]

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