All Mlondi* wanted was a pair of pants and something to eat

At our Pimville feeding centre the other day, a little Grade 2 boy was trying to eat his peanut butter sandwich in peace.

But his school trousers were torn, and children were teasing him because his bare bottom was exposed.

Our director Phindi's heart was touched and she immediately went out and bought new trousers and underwear for the little boy. He was over the moon and put them on straight away.

"I wish it was this easy to solve all the problems children like this face," Phindi said.

But Mlondi is an orphan, living in a tiny shack with his two older siblings and their legal guardian. When he was enrolled at our Pimville centre in January, he was terribly thin and listless. Now his healthís steadily improving.

Because no matter how bare the kitchen cupboard is, each day he can count on a hunger-busting peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk from ACFS. Support from caring people like you makes this possible.

But the sandwiches and milk are needed every day. So please will you join in and make your donation online now?


Your gift will provide children at our feeding centres with a daily meal throughout the school holidays. You'll also help fill a food parcel maize meal, oats, Movite, sugar beans, split peas, baked beans and tinned fish for an underprivileged family.

This Christmas we're hoping to deliver food parcels to 1 200 families, including Mlondiís.

But only your donation makes this possible.

Mlondi’s guardian attends skills development and food gardening courses at our centre, to try and earn an income and put fresh vegetables on their table. Please send your gift of goodwill today, and help give this little family some festive cheer.

* Name changed to protect identity.

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