Children in Distress provides over 25 000 meals every month to the needy children and elderly people of greater White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

We currently provide around 25 000 healthy meals each month, both to children and other vulnerable members of the community.


For children and caregivers who are malnourished or HIV positive, we provide an e-Pap meal. E-Pap is a pre-cooked, fortified food that delivers 28 nutrients in a form that the body can absorb.


We grow organic vegetables at each of our Family Care Centres with the goal of providing enough food for the kitchens throughout the year.

We harvest rain water from the roofs of our centres for use in our kitchens and for watering the vegetable gardens. This water is treated on a regular basis to make it fit for human consumption.