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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. 
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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.