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MANA’s Feed the Kids Bill needs your support
- “70% of New Zealanders heard and voted to support MANA’s Feed the Kids message” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira, as the Government announces an expanded breakfast programme in association with Sanitarium, Fonterra and KidsCan. “That’s what got the Prime Minister to do something about supporting food-in-schools”.
- Feeding the kids should be our first priority as a nation.
- The Bill aims to set up government funded breakfast and lunch programmes in all decile 1-2 schools.
- It’s a simple, easy and immediate way to address growing levels of child poverty in Aotearoa and has been a key recommendation of leading organisations such as the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty.
- The 25+ organisations supporting the Bill have recently launched a community campaign calling for the government to vote for it at first reading. Join their Facebook page to lend your support.
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What we also know is that child poverty in New Zealand has doubled over the last 30 years. Using official household income statistics, it is estimated that 270,000 (25%) children live in poverty, a comparison that ranks us very poorly alongside other OECD and developed nations.
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