Katie's Krops....Growing a dream!
The idea for Katie’s Krops began with a 9 year old girl and a 40 pound cabbage. In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling home from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.
Katie now has numerous gardens and has donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to organizations that help people in need. The mission of Katie's Krops is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. The problem of hunger is real, Katie's Krops mission is simple, we all can help because...
It only takes a seedling!
It is with great pride that we announce our Founder, Katie has been named to the The University of California inaugural Global Food Initiative 30 Under 30 Awards. The awards recognize 30 young pioneers and innovators trailblazing to solve the global food crisis by making extraordinary contributions in a wide array of food-related fields.The awards recognize individuals both inside and outside the UC system who have made outstanding contributions to a wide array of food-related fields, including food production, food access and security, food sourcing, food education and communication, and food policy and public impact. The awards are organized and bestowed by University of California President Janet Napolitano and the UC Global Food Initiative. We are proud to say, Katie is the youngest of the 30 recipients. Congratulations Katie!
We are excited to celebrate six wonderful years of Katie's Krops Garden to Table Dinners. The 6th Anniversary Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm at Summerville Baptist Church. This will be an extra special dinner that you do not want to miss. Our dinners are always free.
The Katie's Krops Dinner started 6 years ago when the only full-time soup kitchen in Summerville shut down. Knowing that indivduals and families in her community needed healthy meals Katie gathered her friends, teachers and head of food service and started free garden-to-table dinners. Over the course of six years our young volunteers have served thousands of meals and created lasting friendships with the guests who attend the dinner.