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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.

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.