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KidsCan's latest campaign features top chefs cooking real-life poverty meals

KidsCan News
Tue 3 Mar 2020
Kidscan has launched its latest campaign featuring some of the country's top chefs making the worst meals of their lives to make a point about what our most vulnerable children are forced to eat.

Celebrity chefs' miserable meals put spotlight on food poverty

In the Media
Mon 2 Mar 2020
A new recipe by top chef Nadia Lim will raise a few eyebrows. It's called red soup, and is made from the reheated, leftover water used to cook cheerios in.

Nadia Lim and Peter Gordon highlight food poverty by cooking terrible meals

KidsCan News
Mon 2 Mar 2020
A new recipe by top chef Nadia Lim will raise a few eyebrows. It's called red soup, and is made from the reheated, leftover water used to cook cheerios in.

Principal describes 'heartbreaking' scenes of poverty

KidsCan News
Mon 2 Mar 2020
"Heartbreaking" is the word Paul Pirihi keeps coming back to when he thinks about the poverty his students over the years have faced.

Top Kiwi chefs’ new recipes panned

KidsCan News
Mon 2 Mar 2020
The reality of what some Kiwi families in poverty are surviving on has been laid bare in a new KidsCan campaign, as more than 3,000 children in early childhood centres and schools around New Zealand wait for the charity’s support.

More action needed to combat young people’s experiences of period poverty

KidsCan News
Thu 20 Feb 2020
“In New Zealand today, girls should not be missing school because they don’t have sanitary products. It affects their education, reduces their career prospects, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty. We’re doing all we can to change that.”

Child poverty: For some families, life is a relentless, exhausting struggle

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
OPINION: I can still remember the excitement of the first day of school.

Kids in poverty miss start of school year, as siblings share one uniform

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
When students do turn up for the new school year, it's in "dribs and drabs", often without uniforms or stationery. The teachers are used to it; they'll buy supplies out of their own money, keep the stationery list as brief as possible and make sure they don't make a big deal out of it. 

Four siblings sharing one uniform - back to school costs hit families in hardship as KidsCan supports 47 more schools

KidsCan News
Tue 28 Jan 2020
Some children in poverty are missing school because they are sharing one uniform, a pair of shoes or a bus pass with their siblings, a KidsCan survey has revealed.

The stories behind the statistics: the grim reality for 254,000 children struggling in poverty

KidsCan News
Tue 10 Dec 2019
KidsCan is backing calls by the Children’s Commissioner for bold action to lift 254,000 Kiwi kids out of poverty.