Meet Dimpho – the 10 year old who copes with poverty, heartache and hunger with a smile

Dimpho* lives in a small RDP house with her parents and seven other children under the age of 17. As you can imagine, it’s incredibly difficult 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 fresh peanut butter sandwich and cup of milk for lunch … and a safe, quiet place to do her homework.

And when she gets home, there’s food in the cupboard – thanks to the ACFS food parcel that’s delivered every month.

Being able to help families like this – and ease their daily struggle for food – is only possible if others care … if you care.

Please consider making your donation online now.


Just R380 covers the cost of one food parcel – packed with basics such as maize meal, oats, canned beans and canned fish. There are no luxuries or treats. But these basic neccessities – that would otherwise be beyond the family’s reach – keep desperate families alive.

Our food parcel programme was dealt a huge blow recently, when a corporate sponsor redirected funding … and the number of parcels we’re able to distribute each month fell from 1 500 to 315.

Worse – we fear more cuts are looming. That’s why we hope that other South Africans, who have never known what it’s like to go to bed hungry, will support the food parcel programme. Otherwise children like Dimpho might lose this precious lifeline.

With Christmas just around the corner, we’d love to distribute extra food parcels to families living below the breadline. But it’s only possible if people like you join in and make your donation now.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of your less fortunate neighbours.

*Name changed to protect identity.

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