'Sad' scenes at preschool

KidsCan News
Thu 3 Oct 2019
Early childhood teachers seek help as the number of children arriving cold and hungry grows.


In the Media
Mon 30 Sep 2019
I actually don’t know how I survived my childhood.

KidsCan welcomes new lunch fund for year 1-8 students - but job far from done

KidsCan News
Thu 29 Aug 2019
KidsCan is welcoming the Government’s announcement of a new lunch fund for some primary and intermediate schools as an important step to strengthen support for Kiwi kids in hardship.  

If our kids are hungry, how can they be expected to learn?

KidsCan News
Mon 19 Aug 2019
It always sticks with me. "What did you have to eat last night?" I asked an upset kid at interval, as I tried to get to the bottom of what was going on. "Red soup," he said. "Tomato soup?" I asked. If only.

Teachers are handing out hot meals to students - for some it's their only one

KidsCan News
Mon 19 Aug 2019
Schools supplying hot meals to students throughout winter have seen a rise in attendance and grades.

Kids turning up to early childhood centres ‘daily without food’

KidsCan News
Mon 1 Jul 2019
Some babies are being dropped at pre-school with no formula or nappies, and toddlers are going without shoes or lunches in the middle of winter.

Hundreds of hungry, cold Rotorua children on KidsCan wait list

KidsCan News
Wed 19 Jun 2019
Julie Chapman founded KidsCan 14 years ago. She says "things are pretty grim for families" the charity works with - now more than ever. There has been "no let up" in need between Rotorua, Taupō, and Tokoroa.

KidsCan plea: Principal tells heartbreaking story of truant brothers who only had one pair of shoes to share

In the Media
Mon 10 Jun 2019
An increasing number of children are turning up hungry and shoeless to school as the cost of living for some families in New Zealand proves too hard to handle.

Backyard Banter: It takes a village to raise a child

KidsCan News
Fri 5 Apr 2019
"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say 'it's not my child, it's not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond.

My preschool kids struggle because they're hungry. I know how that feels

KidsCan News
Mon 1 Apr 2019
OPINION: I don't think people know how bad it is not to have food. How bad it is to go to sleep at night, hungry, and dream of this beautiful food.