Do something nice for others this holiday season. Get down to Little Italy’s Mercato on December 12 with food for chronically hungry kids who don’t have food for the weekend. Well-known local food bloggers Caron Golden and Alice Robertson are spearheading this year’s drive that is part of the San Diego Food Bank. Essentially, for about $6 a week, the program fills backpacks with kid friendly snacks so the children have food for the weekend. All the program info is here and if you’d like to donate money, Caron and Alice have a special link so that all donations go directly to the backpack program. Their monetary goal is $5000 and they are half way there, but foods such as peanut butter, mac and cheese and raisins as well as neutral colored backpacks are welcome on December 12.