Random Acts of Kindness with Dis-Chem

702 and Dis-Chem Foundation help feed hungry children

702 in partnershipwith the Dis-Chem Foundation help feed hungry children 702’s

John Robbie reached out to Dis-Chem Foundation’s founder, Lynette Saltzman who pledged to donate R120 000 towards 10 start-up food gardens in impoverished communities.

These food gardens are used to feed kids at the African Children’s Feeding Scheme (ACFS) centres. The history of ACFS dates back to 1945 and the centres currently feed about 31 000 children from poverty-stricken homes daily.

Many of these children are orphans affected or infected with HIV/Aids.Due to the global recession and high unemployment rates, it has become incredibly difficult for parents to feed their children.

According to ACFS’s executive director, Phindile Hlalele, there are quite a large number of children that go hungry on a daily basis and are in need of the food the centres provide. People in the communities will be able to help themselves in the food garden and learn to manage it without relying on hand-outs.

As part of 702 and Dis-Chem Foundation’s Random Acts of Kindness, these centres will now be able to grow their own fresh vegetables and address food security issues in areas with food shortages.

Lynette understands the need for food gardens to be established across the country to help feed the thousands of people that go hungry. Dis-Chem stepped up to the plate to address food security by planting their very own food garden outside their head offices in Midrand.

Following the news of the donation to start up the food gardens, Phindile said, “I’m very pleased to hear that and we are extremely excited about the garden we are going to be establishing. ”For more information on the African Children’s Feeding Scheme, visit www.acfs.org.za


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