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Education is a child’s ticket out of poverty. It is how we will break the cycle of hardship, and it is at the core of everything KidsCan does. Food, a warm jacket, solid shoes, feminine hygiene products - these are things we want every child to take for granted. We are levelling the playing field, giving children whose families are struggling the same opportunity to learn as anyone else.


Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report.

Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report

Child Poverty Monitor: 2019 Technical Report

Since 2005...

31 million food items
196,000 shoes & socks
386,000 raincoats
900,000 health items

Latest updates

Monday, 21 Sep 2020

Thousands of preschoolers wait for help as the Covid-19 fallout hits under fives

Early childhood centres are reporting an increasing number of children arriving without enough food or warm clothing as their families struggle with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Monday, 20 Jul 2020

KidsCan’s record food delivery as Kiwi kids in hardship face toughest winter yet

Vulnerable children living in hardship are facing their toughest winter yet as the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic hits home. Schools surveyed by KidsCan are reporting more students arriving without enough food or warm clothes.
Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020

This winter, the power will go out for children living in hardship

This winter is not going to be easy. It’s hard to think of families sitting in the dark and cold, cooking food by a flame. 

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Meridian, Principal Partner
Major Partners

Trillian Trust Incorporated