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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.

Coronavirus: KidsCan sends food home to families before COVID-19 lockdown

In the Media
Wed 25 Mar 2020
Children's charity KidsCan has changed its policy ahead of New Zealand's coronavirus lockdown, allowing schools to send food home to families.

Coronavirus: Thousands of kids could go hungry as schools close

In the Media
Tue 24 Mar 2020
Children reliant on food provided at school face going hungry as schools close in the fight against coronavirus. 

Social providers bracing for impact of coronavirus on those living in poverty

KidsCan News
Mon 23 Mar 2020
Many are fearing the worst as demand is rapidly rising and families are already feeling the pinch. Auckland mother Margaret Perry has three days' worth of food in the house for her seven children.

Covid-19: Low-decile schools may act as food-hubs if lockdown happens

KidsCan News
Mon 23 Mar 2020
Schools are figuring out how to teach students from home if they are shut down, and that's caused some anxiety that students who rely on their schools for meals could go hungry.

Golfers chip away at poverty again

KidsCan News
Sun 22 Mar 2020
The Rotary Club of St Johns and Freightways have teamed up to host a golf tournament raising funds for KidsCan.

Child poverty: Kids bring dry noodles to school for lunch – or no food at all

KidsCan News
Tue 3 Mar 2020
More children came to class without lunch than with it when Robyn Driver started as the principal of Te Kohanga School in 2017.