Saving lives ... one peanut butter sandwich at a time

ACFS is the original peanut butter sandwich feeding scheme – using this humble meal to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of starving children over the years.

With your help.

If you can spare R185, we’ll use it to give an undernourished child a peanut butter sandwich and a cup of milk every day for the next three months!

Plus – we provide toy libraries where underprivileged kids can access educational toys to stimulate development … computer labs where older children can gain access to the internet … and skills development programmes for youth and adults – all geared to helping them escape the cycle of poverty and build a better life for themselves and their families.

Reaching out to children and their families in

  • Soweto
  • Alexandra
  • Kagiso
  • Thembisa
  • Tsakane

OUR FOCUS

Nutrition and  Health

We enroll malnourished children into our feeding programmes  – and use this as an entry point to our programme pathways, which include health education and referrals to partner health institutions.

Early Learning and Stimulation

We provide good quality early childhood education and development programmes aimed at ensuring school readiness.

Care for the Care-giver

We support the child’s family in the home – ensuring food security, encouraging self sufficiency through skills development, and providing psycho-social support and access to services such as grants. The child’s wellbeing is closely monitored.

Skills and Personal Development

We work with youth and adolescents to build resilience, knowledge and life skills to support their entry into the world of work.

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CHANGING LIVES

Dimpho* lives in a small RDP house with her parents and seven other children under the age of 17. Her parents struggle to feed all the children and give them their own space.

That’s why Dimpho loves coming to the ACFS Centre after school. She knows that she’ll get a peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk for lunch … and a quiet place to do her homework.

orphaned child

Nkanyezi will never forget the day his mother passed away. He was only 16 – and suddenly found himself the head of the family, responsible for his younger sister Owami, and their little brother Siyanda, who is only seven years old.

Zola malnutrition centre

Tears, tears and more tears … that’s all we could get out of three-year-old Fezie when he first came to our Zola Malnutrition Centre.

But after a while, he began to notice things like the meals placed in front of him, and the big red jungle gym in the playground!

LATEST NEWS

75th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Celebrate with us

ACFS Community Education is hosting a Fundraising Gala Dinner to launch our 75th Anniversary Celebrations on 26 November 2019. The theme is 1945 …
Mandela Day volunteers

SA Chefs cook up a storm for our kids on Mandela Day

Huge thanks as always to the generous volunteers from the South African Chefs Association. Every year – and 2019 was no exception – …

Every child wants to play and learn

… even those born into poverty, hunger and hardship. That’s why we’re so grateful to all those kind people who celebrated Mandela Day …

Celebrate our children – and our wonderful world

Partner with the African Children’s Feeding Scheme and The Charity Calendar to improve the lives of underprivileged children. Proceeds from the sale of …

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