News

"It’s a different place here now and we’re so thankful."

KidsCan News
Thu 15 Oct 2020
Our community is really struggling and food is a huge issue. Most children weren’t turning up until Wednesday when their parents’ pay cheques came in. We’d tell them, ‘Don’t worry it’s ok to send your kids, we can provide for them.’ But we didn’t have the budget to provide as much food as we would have liked.  

"They're absolutely hungry."

KidsCan News
Tue 6 Oct 2020
I would say 90-95% of our families live below that poverty line. The majority of our children haven’t had breakfast when they come in. They’re absolutely hungry. Some might come in with a pack of noodles to get them through the day, or if there’s a sibling that one pack is to be halved between the two children.  

KidsCan kids help with Tui Corridor project

In the Media
Thu 24 Sep 2020
The iconic sound of tūi song is set to return to Christchurch backyards with a major habitat restoration programme launching next week to establish a corridor of tūi friendly vegetation between the Port Hills and the central city.   

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

KidsCan News
Mon 21 Sep 2020
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.

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

KidsCan News
Mon 20 Jul 2020
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.

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

In the Media
Tue 7 Jul 2020
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. 

Going hungry - for six years

In the Media
Mon 29 Jun 2020
Every day for six years Naomi Grace went to school hungry. "I'd look at everyone else's food and I'd cry to myself – I'd go into the bathroom and cry because I didn't have that." 

Coronavirus: Kids going back to school hungry as parents lose jobs in lockdown

In the Media
Mon 18 May 2020
“Do we pay rent this week or do we buy food?” That’s the question Melanie, a mother of two from Kaeo, has asked herself each week of lockdown.  

Coronavirus: Far North principal worried Covid-19 will tip more Kiwi kids into poverty

In the Media
Sun 17 May 2020
Karena Tamehana is the principal of Rawene Primary School in the Far North. As schools prepare to return, she writes about her fear of the pandemic's implications for children already grappling with poverty.

Thousands more children head back to school hungry as KidsCan faces record demand

KidsCan News
Fri 15 May 2020
Thousands more children are heading back to school hungry as the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic hits low income families.