Delivering Meals to Our Quarantined Neighbors

Summerville Friends,

Our next Katie’s Krops Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 16th. The number of our neighbors battling COVID remains extremely high. We will continue to deliver meals to those in quarantine to ensure they have the healthy food they need.

If you or someone you know is in need of meals delivered, please let me know by Tuesday, September 14th, and we will work to have meals delivered to their doorstep with contactless delivery. Unfortunately, we are only able to deliver in Summerville.

Please email with the complete delivery address, the number of meals needed, and a contact phone number.

Stay safe, everyone~

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.

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the Katie’s Krops Dinner!

On Thursday, October 29th, we will celebrate ten amazing years of Katie’s Krops Dinners! Join us for a drive-thru dinner celebration at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina.

Guests will be treated to a four-course to go dinner, 92.5 Kickin Country will be joining us, and we will have a number of wonderful giveaways that our guests can win. It will be a fun dinner to celebrate a decade of free Katie’s Krops Dinners.

We will start serving at 4:30 pm and will finish when all meals have been distributed. We anticipate a large crowd, so we recommend arriving early. We ask that you following the directions of our parking lot volunteers for everyone’s safety.

We want to thank Kia Country of Charleston for sponsoring our anniversary dinner and I Heart Hungry Kids for providing a grant to make this dinner extra special.

Celebrating Ten Years of Katie’s Krops Garden-To-Table Dinners

I was in the sixth grade when it all began. My mom and I pulled up to The Palmetto House, our town’s only homeless shelter and full-time soup kitchen. We had made countless visits to the shelter to deliver produce from our gardens to support their efforts. This time a small group greeted us with somber faces gathered around a locked front door with a handwritten sign on the front door informing visitors that The Palmetto House was closed permanently. My heart sank.

It was at that moment that I knew I had to find a solution, a way to provide healthy free meals to individuals struggling with food insecurity in my hometown. We started the Katie’s Krops Garden-to-Table Dinner, a youth-based initiative to have children grow fruits and vegetables and use the harvest to create healthy meals to share with the community.

The Katie’s Krops Dinners quickly became one of my favorite parts of the work I was doing. The guests became my second family. We shared joy and heartache. Births and, sadly, deaths as well. We rejoiced in graduations and new jobs. It has been an incredible ten years, and I am so incredibly proud of what we have created.

On Thursday, October 29th, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Katie’s Krops Dinner. This will be a celebration, unlike any before. With COVID still ever-present in our lives, we will host a ‘Drive-Thru Celebration.’ We are working to make this event extra unique and would love your support.

We are seeking the following sponsors:

~ A Beverage Sponsor- $450 or beverages for 650 guests

~A Soup Sponsor- $300 for us to make and share 150 to 200 containers of delicious garden fresh soup.

~A Dessert Sponsor- $300

~A Gift Bag Sponsor- $400 to support a giveaway for each family

If you would like to support our efforts please contact Here is to another ten amazing years!

Free to-go dinners at the Summerville Family YMCA

On Thursday, April 30th, we will be serving free to-go dinners at the Summerville Family YMCA parking lots located at 208 W. Doty Ave. in Summerville, South Carolina. We will start distributing meals at 5 pm and will end when all are distributed. We do recommend arriving early as the lines have been long in the past few weeks. We plan to prepare 350 to 400 meals.

We ask that all guests stay in their cars and follow the instruction of our volunteers. Please share and help us reach our neighbors in need during these challenging times. We are all in this together. We promise to continue to work to be there for our community. Stay safe!