Posts Tagged ‘KidsCan’

‘Worst it’s ever been’ – KidsCan says need for families, children at all-time high

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

An Auckland mother says the struggle to provide her kids with the most basic items such as food and clothing is taking a toll on her mental health. As food inflation hits a 36-year high and fuel costs go back up, working families are having to juggle between bills, while kids are going to school Read more

‘Barefoot and hungry’ – children bear brunt

Thursday, June 29th, 2023

Teachers are warning of a gruelling winter ahead for children in poverty, as the cost-of-living crisis takes a major toll on struggling families, says KidsCan. “They say it is affecting learning, with more children arriving hungry, others barefoot in freezing weather, and sickness spreading in overcrowded, unheated homes.,” says a KidsCan spokesperson. KidsCan has seen Read more

Poverty is not pretty

Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Poverty is not pretty, says KidsCan ambassador Verity Brogden. She should know. She grew up that way. “Going through poverty as a kid you feel invisible – like no one sees you and no one cares about you.” Brogden says often people don’t want to acknowledge disadvantaged children exist. They’re trying to pretend there’s no Read more

Child poverty level worst in 18 years – KidsCan

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

During Christopher Luxon’s tour of KidsCan’s Auckland distribution centre on Friday, the charity’s CEO and founder, Julie Chapman, used the opportunity to inform the National Party leader of the dire state of child poverty in Aotearoa. “We’re seeing unprecedented levels of need,” said Chapman. KidsCan was founded by Chapman in 2005, at the time providing Read more

KidsCan serving breakfast at record number of schools, with more waiting

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Amid the growing economic crisis facing Aotearoa, unprecedented numbers of schools and early childhood centres and charities, like KidsCan, are offering breakfast to children to make sure they eat. As the cost of living trims how far money goes, children’s charity KidsCan is supporting more schools than ever – 874 schools and 156 early childhood Read more