What We Do

Feeding hungry children. Giving them hope.

The Kind Mouse is giving children hope of a brighter future. There are kids who don’t know where their next meal outside of school will come from. Many only eat while school is in session. That means they are hungry on weekends, holidays and over the summer. There are kids in every school dealing with chronic hunger. The problem is not exclusive to race, neighborhood, or age. Kids dig through trash cans to bring food home for their baby brothers and sisters, and children beg for food from their teachers and peers.

Hunger effects a child’s ability to concentrate and learn. It’s an automatic disadvantage. And did you know a child who cannot read and write by the third grade has a better chance of not graduating from high school? So The Kind Mouse is helping to keep children out of trouble and providing hope for a brighter future. With your help, we can change the future for more children.

Our Mission
Following an economic downturn, Gina Wilkins was compelled to assist families in transition with a 90-day program to get back on their feet. She soon discovered how many children suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurities across Pinellas County. And so began the mission to feed the children.
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Our Programs
The Kind Mouse has a core set of programs in place for the ongoing feeding of children in need. The food provided to children supplements the meal assistance programs through the county and school systems. We also provide short-term assistance through our pantry for families in transition.
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Our Impact
Just look at our statistics to see our impact on direct family assistance. We are proud to say we distributed more than 123,000 pounds of food to families and children in need during 2019. The need does not end though. More children depend on us and there are more who need our help. You can help us grow!
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Building Awareness
The Kind Mouse strives for broader media coverage of its operations and programs. Help us to highlight the problem of chronic hunger in our own backyards as well as to attract volunteers and sponsors. We welcome the opportunity to speak with the media about our mission. Share our story and feed a child!
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