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‘Deeply Concerned’ – KidsCan Says Worsening Child Poverty Shows Urgent Government Action Needed

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 11:43 am | KidsCan

The latest child poverty statistics – showing 36,000 more children living below the poverty line – are hugely concerning, but not surprising, KidsCan says. The figures mirror the demand the charity is facing, with more than 200 schools and early ... More >>

‘A Quarter Of A Sandwich For Tea’ - Teachers Share Harrowing Stories As Children Return To School Hungry

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 9:07 am | KidsCan

Teachers say an increasing number of children will return to school without the very basics this year, with the cost-of-living crisis deepening poverty in many communities. KidsCan surveyed its partner schools, with hundreds sharing heart-wrenching stories: ... More >>

KidsCan Appoints The Monkeys Aotearoa As Agency Of Record

Tuesday, 11 April 2023, 11:01 am | KidsCan

KidsCan has appointed The Monkeys Aotearoa, part of Accenture Song, as its creative and strategic agency of record. KidsCan and The Monkeys have launched back-to-back campaigns to begin 2023. KidsCan’s annual Back to School appeal was set against ... More >>

KidsCan’s Urgent Appeal To Help Children In Cyclone-hit Regions

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 2:26 pm | KidsCan

Thousands of children whose lives have been upended by Cyclone Gabrielle are in desperate need of help. KidsCan is today launching an urgent appeal to help get clothing and food supplies to kids and their families via the schools and early childhood ... More >>

The Monkeys Aotearoa And KidsCan Take On The Cost Of Learning Crisis With New Campaign

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 2:19 pm | KidsCan

The soaring cost of living is fuelling an education crisis for New Zealand children living in poverty. To coincide with the start of the new school year, KidsCan is launching its 2023 Back to School campaign with the aim to bring on board 450 new ... More >>

Teachers Warn Of A ‘Cost Of Learning’ Crisis As Students Return To School

Tuesday, 31 January 2023, 7:23 am | KidsCan

The soaring cost of living is fuelling an education crisis for children in poverty, schools are warning. Teachers fear an increasing number of students will turn up too hungry to learn as schools return for the year, with others missing altogether ... More >>

Charity Feeding 10,000 More Children A Day As Soaring Living Costs Have ‘immense’ Impact

Monday, 17 October 2022, 8:33 am | KidsCan

Students are suffering as their families’ food budgets shrink, with an increasing number arriving at school ‘hungry, cold, and miserable,’ teachers say. As schools return for term four, the focus for many won’t be teaching – but feeding children ... More >>

Families “At Breaking Point” - KidsCan Launches Urgent Appeal As Record Number Of Children Need Support

Monday, 20 June 2022, 6:20 am | KidsCan

Vulnerable children are bearing the brunt of the cost-of-living crisis, with teachers in schools and early childhood centres supported by KidsCan reporting increasing concerns for their wellbeing. The charity has seen a spike in applications for help, ... More >>

'The Toughest Start’ – Families Struggle With Back-to-school Costs As Schools Brace For Another Tumultuous Year

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 6:56 am | KidsCan

Low decile schools are preparing for a tumultuous start to the school year, warning children in poverty will be missing from classrooms as families struggle with both back-to-school costs, and the impact of Omicron. Staff in nearly two hundred schools ... More >>

'Critical Support Is Needed' - Teachers Call For Help To Feed Children In Hardship

Monday, 30 August 2021, 5:59 am | KidsCan

Families in hardship are in urgent need of food as they struggle in the ‘hardest lockdown yet’, teachers say. KidsCan contacted schools and early childhood centres in areas hit by positive Covid-19 cases, with heartbreaking responses. “I was lying ... More >>

More Than 4,000 Children Wait For Help As Temperatures Plunge

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 6:51 am | KidsCan

Children living in hardship are facing a miserable winter without enough food or adequate clothing, as schools prepare for a drop in attendance. More than 4,000 children in 13 schools and 127 early childhood centres are waiting for KidsCan’s help, as ... More >>

Start Your Engines! 50 Minis Traverse The Length Of New Zealand For Charity

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:38 am | KidsCan

Fifty teams of intrepid Kiwis will cram into their beloved Minis this Friday, hoping to complete an epic 2350km journey from Paihia to Invercargill to raise money for children in need. The Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan loosely follows the route ... More >>

Thousands Of Preschoolers Wait For Help As The Covid-19 Fallout Hits Under Fives

Monday, 21 September 2020, 9:29 am | KidsCan

Early childhood centres are reporting an increasing number of children arriving without enough food or warm clothing as their families struggle with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. 4370 children in 119 early childhood centres are waiting ... More >>

KidsCan’s Record Food Delivery As Kiwi Kids In Hardship Face Toughest Winter Yet

Monday, 20 July 2020, 4:04 pm | KidsCan

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. They are bracing ... More >>

Listening To The Kids: Students’ Solutions To Period Poverty Make A Difference

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 7:02 pm | KidsCan

KidsCan is welcoming news tonight that the Government has promised $2.27 million in this year’s Budget to tackle period poverty in schools. It comes as young people living in hardship give a rare insight into the shame and stigma they experience ... More >>

Thousands More Children Head Back To School Hungry As KidsCan Faces Record Demand

Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:08 am | KidsCan

Thousands more children are heading back to school hungry as the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic hits low income families. KidsCan has seen a 30% increase in demand for food support, as its partner schools seek to feed 10,000 more children ... More >>

KidsCan Launches Urgent Appeal To Fund 3,000 Food Parcels For Isolated Families

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 8:51 am | KidsCan

Thousands of children and their families living in poverty in towns and rural communities across New Zealand will soon be receiving emergency food relief packages from KidsCan. The charity usually supplies food to 787 schools and 55 early childhood centres across ... More >>

Top Kiwi Chefs’ New Recipes Panned

Monday, 2 March 2020, 7:51 am | KidsCan

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. Renowned chefs Peter ... More >>

More Action Needed To Combat Young People’s Experiences Of Period Poverty

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 2:14 am | KidsCan

KidsCan's response to the Youth 19 survey results on period poverty KidsCan is calling for more action to help students dealing with the shame of period poverty. The Youth 19 survey, released today, found over 21% of students in decile one schools had missed ... More >>

Back to school costs hit families in hardship

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 11:26 am | KidsCan

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. Hundreds of low decile schools have shared heartbreaking stories of the strain families ... More >>





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