Who We Are

The Team

Samantha Kopec | Founder, Social Media

Samantha is 16 years old. She attends Tarpon Springs Leadership Conservatory for the Arts where she is a rising senior. She is president of the band and plays both clarinet and piano. Her goals are to get a music scholarship and attend a university for clarinet performance and computer science. She has received many academic and musical honors. Recently, she was awarded the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award for her work in the community with Feeding the Fosters. She says that it is in the giving that she receives and that her purpose is to make others smile.

Laura Kopec | Founder

Laura is 15 years old. She attends Palm Harbor University High School in the IB program as a sophomore. She aspires to study law and foreign policy in college someday as part of the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee. She has many academic and musical awards and accolades. Laura enjoys working with autistic children and serving the foster community. She has been recognized with the Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award and will continue to advocate for the community.

Diana Kopec | President, Secretary, Treasurer, Chef

The gift of a servant’s heart has been passed down through the generations in Diana’s family. Choosing to follow in her parents’ footsteps, Diana chose a service profession and became a trauma emergency medicine Physician Assistant in Brooklyn, NY. There she met her husband, Dr. Robert Kopec, and they relocated to Florida to start their own family. Opting to stay home to raise her three children, Diana continued to serve the local community. Diana has advocated for children in foster care for many years as a volunteer with the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters. In teaching her children gratitude, the entire family began providing meals for foster families and in 2019 Feeding the Fosters was born.

Robert Kopec | Vice President

Dr. Robert Kopec is a dual certified physician in both internal medicine and infectious diseases. He works as a Hospitalist and Physician Advisor for Baycare. He is the Medical Director of Infection Control for the Mease Hospitals. As a physician, Rob is no stranger to serving others. He is a devoted husband and proud father of three who supports his family’s work in the community.

Tammy Crum | Director

We met Tammy and Dave when they were foster parents at the Florida Sherriff's Youth Ranch for over 2 years. Prior, they were therapeutic foster parents to teenage boys. They currently have a sibling group of 4 in their home, and they are great advocates for the foster care system. When we decided to begin this nonprofit, Tammy was willing to do whatever she could to help us be successful. She currently serves as a director and also receives assistance from Feeding the Fosters as a foster family.

Friends of

Feeding the Fosters

Thank you to the businesses who generously contribute to the foster community.

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Contact us below!

2519 McMullen Booth Rd,

Suite 510-214

Clearwater, FL 33761

727-204-6009 (Diana Kopec)


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