Jacquelyn – Pennsylvania
Jacquelyn has been a Katie’s Krops Grower since 2015; now 21-year-old she continues to help feed her community in Pennsylvania. Jacquelyn shared, “I began growing after serving at homeless shelters in my community several years ago and seeing a great need for fresh produce. I have continued growing because I have not only been able to touch many lives but through meeting so many people and hearing their stories, I have likewise been touched and inspired.” The harvest from her efforts is shared with Jesus Focus Food Pantry, Southampton.
Local community members, including church parishioners, youth group members, students, families, and retirees, support the garden and help it grow.
“Organizing and maintaining the garden has taught me the importance of responsibility, commitment, planning, and communication. I have also developed stronger leadership skills and learned more about gardening, composting, and sustainability. The experiences I have had in working to make the garden successful have been applied in every area of my life, including school, jobs, and in other service initiatives. I am thankful to Katie’s Krops for all their ongoing support and for continuing to change the world one garden at a time.”