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 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