An update on our 2021 Grower Search~

We wanted to thank all of the amazing kids across the country who applied to become a 2021 Katie’s Krops Grower. Applications are continuing to arrive; some were postmarked over a month ago. We have also received phone calls from parents asking if applications have arrived as they had tracking on them and are still in transit. We recognize that the postal service has been overwhelmed this year.
Applications will continue to be accepted. If you are concerned that your application has not arrived, please email Katie@KatiesKrops.com with the applicant’s full name and state. We will let you know if your application has arrived. We promise to work to make sure every child who wants to become a 2021 has the opportunity to do so.

Breaking Ground on Our Outdoor Classroom

We are excited to be making progress on our outdoor Katie’s Krops classroom located in our flagship garden in Summerville, South Carolina. Weather permitting, we are slated to start offering fun educational programming in a safe outdoor setting in February. This is truly a dream come true! Stay tuned for updates and how you can sign up for classes in our beautiful classroom.

Join us for our January 21st Katie’s Krops Dinner

On Thursday, January 21st we will host a free garden-to-table Katie’s Krops Dinner at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. On the menu for the very first time, meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh veggies, bread, and homemade desserts. We will start serving dinner to-go drive-thru style at 4:30 pm and end at 6 pm, or when all meals have been distributed. The dinner is always free.

MLK Day of Service- Join us in helping to feed our community

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Monday, January 15, 2018. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off” – and is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to work together to help solve our most pressing problems.

Thanks to The Allstate Foundation & Youth Service America, we will host an MLK Day service project to feed our community.  This will be a socially distanced service project that you can do at your home to keep within guidelines.

This spring, we want to provide families struggling with hunger and food insecurity in our community vegetable seedlings to grow a small garden at their home to help feed their families. We need your help to do so. We are providing volunteers with everything they need to start seeds at their homes. With a sunny window and a little care, you can help grow the seedlings that will be returned to us in March to distribute at a local food pantry and at our Katie’s Krops Dinner.


If you would like to help with this project:

1.) Please email Stacy@KatiesKrops.com by Thursday, January 14th that you would like to participate using the subject line MLK.

2.) You can pick up your seed starting kits on Saturday, January 16th, from 10 am to 11 am at our flagship garden located at 505 Gahagan Road in Summerville or arrange to pick the kit the following week. Please indicate in your email when you would like to pick up your kit.

3.) We ask that you snap a photo or two along the way and send it to us to share your efforts with our friends at the Allstate Foundation and YSA.

4.) In mid-March, we will start collecting your seedling to share with families across our community. With your help, this summer, families will be enjoying fresh homegrown produce.

We do have a limited number of seed starting kits to share. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Stacy@KatiesKrops.com.

Join Us for the First Katie’s Krops To-Go Dinner of 2021

Join us for our first Katie’s Krops Dinner of the new year on Thursday, January 7th. On the menu chicken parmesan over pasta with a tossed green salad and breadsticks fresh from the oven along with homemade desserts. Dinner will be served at 5 pm (earlier is possible). We will continue to host all of our dinners drive-thru for everyone’s safety. Our dinners are held at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville. We are truly blessed to partner with them to end hunger in our community. Please spread and the word that we are back to serve our neighbors in 2021.

Katie’s Krops in 2021

Thank you so much for all of your support in 2020. We are so excited for 2021 and all of the new projects we are working on to make an even bigger impact in our community and across the country! Take a look at some of the exciting things we have coming up, made possible by all of our amazing donors. I can’t wait to see how big of a difference we are able to make in 2021!

Join us for our December 17th Katie’s Krops To-Go Dinner

On Thursday, December 17th, we will host a festive Katie’s Krops drive-thru Dinner at Summerville Baptist Church. We will provide our dinner guests with a three-course to-go dinner, a bag of fresh fruits, all while enjoying a live steel drum concert. Dinner will be served at 5 pm, earlier if possible. Summerville Baptist is located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. The distribution will take place at the rear of the church outside the Fellowship Hall. Guests that are driving are asked to please drive slowly and follow our parking lot volunteers’ guidance. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.

Help Us Build a Better Future This Winter ~ Share Your Skills

We are excited to expand our gardens and the programs we offer in 2021. The winter is the perfect time to work on construction projects in our flagship garden, located in Summerville, South Carolina, along with numerous school-based Katie’s Krops gardens in the Lowcountry. To make this happen, we need volunteers who can help us build raised beds and a composting station, help with small projects in our new outdoor classroom, and create a wash station to keep our volunteers safe and our produce clean. We would love your help to make this happen. You do not need to be a master craftsman, all that is required is the ability to use a saw, a drill, and be self-directed. If you, your family, friends, or coworkers would like to take on a project that will positively impact our community, please reach out to Stacy@KatiesKrops.com. Thank you for your support.

If construction is not in your comfort zone but you have another skill to share please reach out! With you support we can build a better tomorrow.

Help Katie’s Krops Kickstart 2021 by Raising $21,000!

2020 has been a year full of triumphs and struggles, and many firsts. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all in countless ways.

Follow this link to help us continue to grow and fight hunger in 2021:

https://katieskrops.networkforgood.com/projects/115232-help-katie-s-krops-raise-21-000-to-start-off-2021

In March of 2020, after seeing the number of individuals and families who were facing food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, we at Katie’s Krops knew we needed to step up and be there for those struggling while food insecurity and hunger.

Several amazing changes sprouted up during this time. We launched our Seeds for Change Program to empower kids in quarantine to grow fresh produce. Our monthly Katie’s Krops Dinners for 250 became weekly dinners for 500+. Our Growers across the country developed new and creative ways to expand their efforts to reach families who have never before been impacted by hunger. Our new flagship garden took shape and grew 2,000 plus pounds in less than a year. We launched our 2021 Grower Search to welcome 75 new Katie’s Krops Growers in 2021.

With our seeds for change program, we were able to distribute over 2,150 seeds to 23 states across the United States as well as in Canada, engaging hundreds of individuals and families and providing them with a way to grow their own food in a fun and socially distant way.

With our Katie’s Krops Meal Distributions, we will have served over 16,500 meals in 2020. All of these meals hot, healthy and free to anyone in need in the community and safely passed to individuals through car windows. The total number of meals we have served in 2020 is more meals than we have distributed in 5 years!

With the unprecedented times 2020 brought, we knew that 2021 would be the year of the home grower. We created 75 grow boxes which will be distributed to youth between the ages of 7-16 across the United States, including everything necessary to grow a healthy end to hunger in their communities!

In order to continue all of these programs, and make an even bigger impact in 2021, we need your help! It is our goal to raise $21,000 to start off the new year, so we can immediately begin focusing again on helping our communities in need, all across the country! Any donation is greatly appreciated and will bring us one step closer to making an even bigger impact in 2021.

Thank you for always supporting my dream, and the dreams of youth across the country to end hunger one vegetable garden at a time. If 2020 taught me anything, it is the resilience and power of community, and how working together anything is possible. I’m so excited to see what 2021 brings!

The 2021 Katie’s Krops Grower Search is Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that our 2021 Katie’s Krops Grower Search is officially open!

In 2021 we will welcome 75 new Katie’s Krops Growers to our growing family! This is a record new number of Growers. Children ages 7 to 16 in the United States are eligible to apply to become Katie’s Krops Growers and start a vegetable garden in their communities where the whole harvest is used to alleviate food insecurity. Youth who are selected to become Katie’s Krops Growers will receive an all-inclusive grower box, complete with everything necessary for kids to start their own garden. Growers are eligible for funds to continue to grow year after year, making their gardens and their projects sustainable.

To date, young Katie’s Krops Growers have donated over 450,000 pounds of fresh produce to help individuals and families struggle with food insecurity and hunger across the country and Africa. The application period opens today, November 1st, and youth will have until December 31st to complete and mail in the application. Early applications are encouraged and will be weighted heavily in the decision process. Applications can be found here, www.KatiesKrops.com/apply.