The Kind Mouse


We help people who have experienced career loss to restore their dignity and reestablish their lives.

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The Lives We Impact

"Thank you Kind Mouse for all of the food and everything else as well. Thank you for helping us get through this mess and struggle that we are in.

- 13yr Old Girl -


"Eight years ago, if you were to ask me, “Who are you? What do you do?”  I would have proudly stated, “I am ‘Ms. Patricia Smith’ banker.”

Ask me this question now I will say, “I’m ‘Pat’ and I am looking for work.”

My significant other and I have four children to feed, clothe and house. Their care is more important than my status.

Fighting for food is degrading and demoralizing to say the least. One must deal with the impersonal nature of our government “help” or the “You’re just a poor sinner” attitudes from certain faith-based resources.

One begins to lose hope, lose one’s own faith and then, then a light.

A light that says we don’t care who you love, what work you’ve done, or where you live.

It says there is no shame in having, wanting, needing food for your family.

We have it, just come. How grateful I am to drop the weight of the shame of not being able to feed my family.

All because of a light, a light called Kind Mouse."


  • Mouse Nibbles: Our weekend feeding program, we are feeding “The Hungriest of The Hungry” students in Tampa Bay.  
  • The Kind Mouse Family Assistance Program: Assists locally displaced professionals while in transition. These are the long term career workers, displaced professionals and stalled entrepreneurs hit the hardest by today’s economy.  
  • Mice In Training: Is a training program for elementary school age children interested in entrepreneurial charities and businesses.  

Our Story

As an architectural draftsman, our founder, Gina, saw the decline of the secure, blue collar, middle class family. These are good, hardworking people who lost everything due to a combination of things: the economy, lack of knowledge on where to turn for help, and their fear of being seen as failures.

 After seeing the 2011 CBS 60 Minutes Story “Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids”, she just knew she had to help her neighbors. She could not turn her back on the sad situation. She could not bear to think of the families – some of whom were former coworkers and neighbors – that were now hungry and, in some cases, homeless. The mother in her couldn’t imagine not being able to feed her children or not knowing they had a safe place to call home.

Our Programs

Our mission is to assist families in transition and their chronically hungry children. No hardworking individual should ever feel despair due to economic hardships beyond their control. Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure in their own homes, and no one should ever go hungry.

Our Mission