Food for Kids
Many children living in hardship experience hunger on a daily basis, never knowing if they will receive three meals a day.
KidsCan believes all children deserve to have full tummies. The Food for Kids programme currently provides targeted food at school for thousands of financially disadvantaged children every day. As of today, KidsCan supports over 30,000 hungry children five days a week, most of whom need KidsCan food daily, in 16 regions across New Zealand. This programme has had a remarkable effect on improving learning ability and concentration levels in class.
The Food for Kids programme makes the following food items available to our partner schools: Tip Top bread, baked beans, Tasti bars, Easiyo yogurt, fruit pottles, scroggin mix, spreads and hot meals in winter. KidsCan Partner Early Childhood Education Centres provide all preschoolers with five fresh meals a week, endorsed by the Heart Foundation and fresh, nutritious food is delivered weekly or fortnightly and other food items from KidsCan.
KidsCan seeks nutritional advice from professionals including the NZ Nutrition Foundation.
The children from St Joseph's School helped us to thank KidsCan Platinum Partner, EasiYo, for the yummy yoghurt we give the low decile schools we support right around New Zealand. Thanks EasiYo! It means the world to the kids to have full tummies at school so they can focus on learning.