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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 10 000 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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Even though Anna's load has never been heavier, this 62-year-old gogo is always singing. She's always smiling. Her grandchildren are happy too.

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Meet our new Executive Director
ACFS welcomed a new Executive Director on 1 February: Bertha Magoge. [more ...]

Look who is now flourishing, thanks to you!
ACFS beneficiaries from Kliptown, Relebohile and Matshoha and twin brothers Kebelo and Keabetswe.[more ...]

Jwalane’s our gardening guru
ACFS food gardens are thriving under the watchful eye of Jwalane Malaba.[more ...]

Each piece is unique
Thandi Madela discovered a passion for design and beading during skills training at ACFS Jabavu.[more ...]

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