No child
should go hungry.

But sadly 15% of Kiwi kids do. Just $15 can change that.

Give $15 today

$15 for 15%

15 is more than a number.

The cost-of-living crisis is tough on every family. But children in poverty are suffering most. 15% of Kiwi kids are often unsure when they’ll next eat. Thanks to the support of people like you and the generosity of our Principal Partner Meridian Energy, KidsCan is able to fuel 44,000 kids daily so they can learn and fulfil their potential. But we urgently need your help to reach more. Just $15 will give a child a nutritious breakfast and morning tea for a week. Please give $15 today, to ensure kids don't go hungry tomorrow.

$356,343 of $500,000

Our work

187,000 children live in poverty, going without the essentials like food and adequate clothing. We’re on a mission to change that.

Education is a child’s pathway to a better future - but they can’t learn if they’re cold, wet, and hungry. We provide good food, warm clothes, and comfy shoes so children can attend school, focus in class, and fulfil their potential. 


Schools and early childhood centres supported


Children fed every day


Jackets given since 2005


Pairs of shoes given since 2005

Our impact

What your support means for a child in poverty.

"KidsCan helped me out so much, with those little things of hope. When it's the only meal you're having a day, or your first new shoes, you can't even imagine the impact that has on kids. It's someone showing you they care about you. Just to feel like someone could see me and see what I was going through is really cool."

How to help

Help Kiwi kids in need.

Give monthly.

Give once.

Become a partner.

Fundraise for us.


KidsCan partner schools and early childhood centres.

Across New Zealand we
provide essentials to: