KidsCan launches pilot to feed children under the age of five at early childcare centres

Monday, March 11, 2019

Children under the age of five have been fainting from hunger at early childhood education centres - and some are dropped off without warm clothes, nappies or formula. 

Now, there is a nationwide push by KidsCan to keep New Zealand's most vulnerable fed and clothed.

In the first programme of its kind in the country, KidsCan has launched a pilot to provide lunch, snacks, clothing, shoes and head lice treatment to children in early childcare centres. 

Julie Chapman, KidsCan chief executive, said the pilot launched after the organisation was approached at least three times a week by centres asking for help.

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