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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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Meet Relebohile - one of the 'sons' in our ACFS family.

Thanks to early intervention, this young man is now excelling at university where he's studying for his BSc.

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