TOUCH-A-TRUCK IS DECEMBER 10TH, 2022!
What is Fun 4 Gator Kids Touch-a-Truck?
Join Fun 4 Gator Kids Community Giving, Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida and Gainesville Fire Rescue on December 10th, 2022 from 9am to 2 pm for the 11th Annual Fun 4 Gator Kids’ Touch-A-Truck event! Smaller children are invited to quiet hour from 9am to 10am so they can enjoy the vehicles without the noise of horns, sirens, bullhorns or PA systems.
Attendees will be able to get up close to large vehicles they may see around town. Fun 4 Gator Kids’ Touch-a-Truck provides children with a hands-on educational experience by giving them an opportunity to climb into and/or on vehicles and to talk with the operators. They will learn about the vehicles and pedestrian safety around large vehicles.
Admission is free! There will be minimal charges for some of the activities such as the balloon slingshot. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for Food4Kids Backpack Program.
Things not to forget!
- Same Great Location! The event will be held at Santa Fe College’s North Field. It is located on the corner of NW 39th Ave and NW 91st St.
- Admission is FREE – it includes unlimited exploration and play on all vehicles plus some free kids activities in the children’s area.
- Help feed a hungry child, bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida.
- Bring some spending money to: donate to the beneficiary, get Sweet Dreams ice cream and some lunch, do activities like the water balloon slingshot.
- Quiet hour is from 9a – 10a for kids who might be scared of sirens and PA systems.
Food4Kids Food Drive
Food4Kids Backpack Program of North Florida is a 501c3 charity that provides food to children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. Backpacks are distributed at school each Friday to the identified child and returned on Monday to be refilled.
1 out of 4 children are affected by poverty and live in food insecure homes. The program currently targets children who are “chronically hungry” and are referred into the program.
Suggested Food Donations:
- Breakfast Items (oatmeal packets, granola bars, cereals)
- Canned / Boxed Goods (beans, meats, pasta, soup, veggies)
- Snacks (raisins, pretzels, fruit cups, pudding, peanut butter and jelly, etc.)
- Drinks (shelf stable milk, juice boxes/pouches)
Fun 4 Gator Kids’ Touch a Truck event is an official drop off location for food donations. Please help to make this food drive successful by bringing one or more of the items listed above to this event!
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