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I worked my way out of poverty - but I'm the exception, not the rule

KidsCan News
Wed 6 Nov 2019
I was one of the poor kids. I grew up in the era of Live Aid, so we never really thought of ourselves in that way - poverty happened in other countries.

The dreaded school camp list: What it's really like to grow up in poverty

In the Media
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Even now, my face burns thinking about that list for school camp.

Cross the ASB finish line and you’ll be giving a hot lunch to a Kiwi kid in need.

KidsCan News
Fri 4 Oct 2019
We’ve partnered with ASB to bring to life a new initiative at the ASB Auckland Marathon. Just a few metres after the finish line at the marathon, ASB will create a second finish line.

'Sad' scenes at preschool

KidsCan News
Thu 3 Oct 2019
Early childhood teachers seek help as the number of children arriving cold and hungry grows.

THE POOR KID

In the Media
Mon 30 Sep 2019
I actually don’t know how I survived my childhood.

KidsCan welcomes new lunch fund for year 1-8 students - but job far from done

KidsCan News
Thu 29 Aug 2019
KidsCan is welcoming the Government’s announcement of a new lunch fund for some primary and intermediate schools as an important step to strengthen support for Kiwi kids in hardship.  

If our kids are hungry, how can they be expected to learn?

KidsCan News
Mon 19 Aug 2019
It always sticks with me. "What did you have to eat last night?" I asked an upset kid at interval, as I tried to get to the bottom of what was going on. "Red soup," he said. "Tomato soup?" I asked. If only.

Teachers are handing out hot meals to students - for some it's their only one

KidsCan News
Mon 19 Aug 2019
Schools supplying hot meals to students throughout winter have seen a rise in attendance and grades.

Kids turning up to early childhood centres ‘daily without food’

KidsCan News
Mon 1 Jul 2019
Some babies are being dropped at pre-school with no formula or nappies, and toddlers are going without shoes or lunches in the middle of winter.

Hundreds of hungry, cold Rotorua children on KidsCan wait list

KidsCan News
Wed 19 Jun 2019
Julie Chapman founded KidsCan 14 years ago. She says "things are pretty grim for families" the charity works with - now more than ever. There has been "no let up" in need between Rotorua, Taupō, and Tokoroa.