This 14-Year-Old's Homework Assignment Sparked A Mission to Feed America's Hungry

 

This 14-Year-Old's homework assignment sparked a mission to feed America's hungry. The result? Katie's Krops, a collection of student-run gardens that feed the hungry.

 

When she was in the third grade, Katie Stagliano received a homework assignment that changed her life: To grow a cabbage from a single seedling. Hers grew to about 40 pounds. She took the cabbage to the local soup kitchen, where it was served with ham and rice to around 275 people.

 

“When I looked at the people in line I thought ‘wow, they’re just like my family,'” Katie says of her experience handing out food that day. “For all I know, they could have been my family who had fallen on hard times.” Six years later, Katie’s Krops supports 75 youth-run gardens in 27 states and has raised over $200,000.

 

Watch Katie’s remarkable story here, and check out the feature film The Starfish Throwers where she is featured alongside two others whose individual efforts to feed the poor are igniting a movement in the fight against hunger.

 

Read more: http://nationswell.com/katie-stagliano-feeds-hungry-through-katies-krops/#ixzz3Hv5zu9my