The Salvation Army has released a third report into how the country's most-vulnerable have been faring throughout the pandemic.
The report finds demand for food parcels and the number of people taking money from their Kiwisaver have spiked during the lockdown.
And new figures from the Ministry of Social Development show 41-thousand more people have gone on to the benefit since February.
The organisation is calling on the Government to address its concerns in next week's budget.
Māni Dunlop speaks with the Salvatoin Army's Lieutenant Colonel Ian Hutson