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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. 
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Tearful nights for mum struggling to feed her kids during lockdown

In the Media
Tue 14 Apr 2020
A mum used to living off one meal a day says a parcel of food delivered halfway during coronavirus lockdown will make an "incredible" difference to her family. 

Covid 19 coronavirus: KidsCan rolls out food parcels for Tauranga's hungry kids in lockdown

In the Media
Tue 14 Apr 2020
When Tauranga principal Kimberley Henderson-Ginns heard a nationwide lockdown was coming into effect, her stomach dropped.
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Brand new Kiwi kids show AMPED, kicks off this week on Three

KidsCan News
Tue 14 Apr 2020
AMPED is here to keep kids entertained! With lots of fun things for you to do at home! Brought to you by Three and Meridian in partnership with KidsCan.

Thanks to our Partners for their support during COVID-19

KidsCan News
Thu 9 Apr 2020
With schools currently closed due to Covid-19, KidsCan knew that this meant that the 34,000 Kiwi kids who would normally depend our food programme each day, would now be facing the very real prospect of going hungry.  

KidsCan trying to reach families in need under lockdown

In the Media
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Children who would usually get guaranteed meals through their school are going hungry as families struggle to afford groceries during the lockdown.

Coronavirus: Hungry families at 'breaking point' halfway through lockdown

In the Media
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Twenty people living in a three-bedroom house, parents newly unemployed and food rapidly running out.

KidsCan hopes to be essential service during Covid-19 lockdown

In the Media
Thu 26 Mar 2020
Children's charity KidsCan is hoping it will be able to operate as an essential service during the nationwide lockdown and says demand from schools for food supplies has risen sharply in just the last week.