Join us in the Garden as We Fight Hunger

We will host a garden work morning on Saturday, October 21st from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, at our flagship garden located at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, South Carolina. This is a wonderful opportunity to help end hunger in our community. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us. We do ask that for our younger volunteers, they are accompanied by an adult during their time in the garden.We also recommend that you please bring gloves, sunscreen, water, and a snack and wear closed-toe shoes.
Thanks for helping us end hunger, one vegetable garden at a time.

Katie’s Krops Needs Your Votes to Win a $15,000 Grant

We are in the running for a $15,000 grant to keep us growing a healthy end to hunger but we your support. We need your votes to win. Voting is very easy. You do not need to share any personal information. Just a few clicks will help us win! Voting is open until July 7, 2017. We would be honored to have your votes. Thank you Nature’s Path Organic for this opportunity. Please follow this link to help us grow:

Join us for an Extra Special June Katie’s Krops Dinner

Join us on Thursday, June 29th for an extra special Katie’s Krops Dinner at Summerville Baptist Church.  Katie’s Krops Growers from across the country will come together to create this free garden to table dinner as party of our 5th Katie’s Krops Camp. Doors to the Fellowship Hall will open at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6pm. Everyone is welcome at our dinner table. Summerville Baptist Church is located at 417 Central Ave. in Summerville, South Carolina. We hope to see you on the 29th.

First Look: “Katie’s Krops” | The Hero Effect | Oprah Winfrey Network

About The Hero Effect: “The Hero Effect” is an uplifting docu-series that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who are making extraordinary differences in their communities. Shot on location in ten different communities across the country, each episode will celebrate everyday heroes that facilitate beneficial, life-changing impact on the people around them. The heroes featured in the series were identified in part through nominations from the 1,200 local United Ways across the country. Each episode concludes with a call-to-action, encouraging viewers to visit and connect with their local United Way or other community-based organizations to create positive change.

Chicken Soup for the Souls Hidden Heroes

Growing vegetables is fun and it so great to help people. If I can do it anyone can. It doesn’t take a huge garden just a pot on your front porch with one vegetable plant can make a difference.

Join us for Global Youth Service Day/ Earth Day in the Garden

We are excited to host our first Katie’s Krops garden work day of 2017 in our Flagship Garden located at Pinewood Prep in Summerville, South Carolina on Saturday, April 22nd. We will kick off at 9 am and will be completely finished by noon.  All volunteers must register in advance by emailing Younger volunteers must be accompanied by an adult while they are in the garden. We have a number of projects we would like to accomplish:
Build Vertical Gardens- This exciting project is being made possible by a generous grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Youth Service America
Waterproof the fence
Make a dump run
Build a new raised bed
Mulch the garden walkways– 
Clean off and repair shed roof– 

Sponsor a Katie’s Krops Dinner and Help Us End Hunger

For the past six years’ a dedicated group of youth volunteers in Summerville, South Carolina have come together to focus their energy on ending hunger one vegetable garden, one harvest, one dinner, one meal at a time at Katie’s Krops Dinners.  This amazing group of children devoted 628 hours preparing and serving 2,347 meals at 12 dinners in 2016. We need your support to help continue to serve healthy free meals to individuals and families in need in our community in 2017.

The concept is simple. Youth volunteers grow vegetable gardens where the whole harvest is donated to feed people in need. Once a month our youth volunteers gather their harvest and prepare a healthy meal for anyone in need under the direction of a volunteer head chef. The menu is based on the harvest in the gardens, and what they cannot grow they purchase. The meals are served at Summerville Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall and on average our young crew serves 195 meals per dinner. The guests of the dinner are families in our own community battling food insecurity, homelessness, life altering medical diagnosis, unemployment and families who need additional support at the end of the month as food stamps run out.

The Katie’s Krops Dinner was started by Katie Stagliano, Founder of Katie’s Krops when she was only 12-years-old. When the only full-time soup kitchen in Summerville was forced to suddenly shut their doors for financial reasons Katie knew she needed to do something to help fill the void for families struggling in Summerville and the Tri County Area. With tremendous support from community members Katie has been able to serve Katie’s Krops Dinner for over 6 years without missing a single month. We hope that can continue in 2017.

We are currently seeking 2017 Katie’s Krops Dinner sponsors. You can sponsor a dinner for only $250 dollars. That is less than $1.30 a meal. These miraculous children have become very savvy in budgeting and are able to provide a healthy, well balanced meal for a large number of people at a small cost.

Katie’s Krops is a 501c3 and your donation is tax-deductible and can be made via check or on-line using our support our cause link at the top of the page. Checks can be mailed to:

Katie’s Krops

PO BOx 1841

Summerville, SC.


If you have any questions, or if you would like to request to sponsor the Katie’s Krops Dinner for a specific month please contact Stacy at 843-327-3366 or  

Also if you like you are welcome to join us and help at the dinner that you sponsor. Thank you in advance for your support. And thank you for empowering youth in our community to end hunger, one garden, one harvest, one dinner, one meal at a time. If you ever know of a family in need who we can help, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Join us for the First Katie’s Krops Dinner of 2017

Join us for the first Katie’s Krops Garden-to-Table Dinner of 2017 in Summerville, South Carolina.  The dinner will be held on Thursday, January 26th at 6pm at Summerville, Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville. The dinner is always hot, healthy and free. Everyone is welcome. Doors to the Fellowship Hall open at 5:30pm and the dinner will be served at 6pm. Our young Katie’s Krops Crew has a wonderful menu planned to kick off the new year. The dinner is limited to 200 guests. Please spread the word and help us end hunger.

Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the Katie’s Krops Dinner

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. 

If you would like to help make this dinner extra special please contact We would like to extend an extra special thank you to our friends at Summerville Baptist Church for welcoming us into their home and partnering with us to end hunger.