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Welcome to Katie's Krops

Katie's Krops....Growing a dream!

IMG_0041.JPGThe idea for Katie’s Krops began with a 9-year-old girl and a 40 pound cabbage.  In 2008 Katie brought home a tiny cabbage seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program.  She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special she donated to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people.  Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to soup kitchens, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.

Katie's Krops now has 100 gardens growing across the country and has donated thousands and thousands of pounds of fresh produce to people in need.  The mission of Katie's Krops is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. The problem of hunger is real, Katie's Krops mission is simple, we all can help because...

It only takes a seedling!

Latest News

celebrating-seven-years-of-the-katie-s-krops-dinnerOn Thursday, October 26th we will celebrate seven wonderful years of the Katie's Krops Dinner. Over the past seven years we have prepared thousands of...
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...
the-september-2017-katie-s-krops-dinnerOur next Katie's Krops Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 28th. Everyone is welcome at our free garden to table dinnner. The meal will be served...
join-us-for-the-august-2017-katie-s-krops-dinnerOur August Katie's Krops Dinner will be held on Thursday, August 31st at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Ave. in Summerville, South...
join-us-for-the-july-katie-s-krops-dinner-bring-the-tissuesPlease join us on Thursday, July 27th for what will be a bittersweet Katie's Krops Dinner. Seven years ago a group of middle school students came together...
katie-s-krops-needs-your-votes-to-win-a-15-000-grantWe 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....
join-us-for-an-extra-special-june-katie-s-krops-dinnerJoin us on Thursday, June 29th for an extra special Katie's Krops Dinner at Summerville Baptist Church.  Katie's Krops Growers from across the...
join-us-for-the-may-katie-s-krops-garden-to-table-dinnerJoin us on TUESDAY, May 16th for our next Katie's Krops Dinner. Our dinner will be held extra early this month due to graduation and final exams for our...
join-us-for-global-youth-service-day-earth-day-in-the-gardenWe 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...
april-katie-s-krops-dinnerJoin us at Summerville Baptist Church, located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina on Thursday, April 27th for our Katie's Krops Dinner....

Media

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...
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...
people-magazine-exclusive-by-diane-herbstThis Teen Gardener Has Fed Thousands With Fresh Vegetables Katie Stagliano is our Hero of The Week  Read the article
how-a-third-grader-sowed-a-food-movement Though proud of her new ventures and accolades, Katie’s focus has remained the same: to end hunger garden by garden. “My vision is to have...
growing-communities-to-stop-hunger-in-charleston-sc Over the past 20 years, the Sodexo Stop Hunger Movement has been a leading force in the fight against hunger and has empowered leaders to grow...
the-girl-who-wants-to-end-hunger-uc-food-observerThis story starts with a single cabbage.  But it wasn’t just any cabbage, however. It was a 40-pound cabbage, grown by a 9 year old girl named...
congratulations-katie-global-food-initiative-30-under-30 It is with great pride that we announce our Founder, Katie has been named to the The University of California inaugural Global Food Initiative 30 Under...
our-points-of-light-awardeeshttp://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/recognition/dpol/awards/5611   The Turocy/Pepin Family Award...
make-your-mark Download the video Video credit 7ate9 Entertainment. Copyright Disney Channel

Katie's Blog

You know that saying about saving for a rainy day? Well, I’ve learned to do just that with veggies from my Katie’s Krops garden. Let me tell...
The Next Generation Growing Hope for an End to Hunger What does food insecurity look like to you? Does it look like your neighbor? The person sitting...
Five years ago I made a decision that forever changed the course of Katie's Krops. That decision was to offer grants to other kids across the country to...
What is a Katie's Krops Dinner? The 5 year anniversary of the Katie's Krops Dinner is rapidly approaching. It seemed only appropriate to update and share...
       My name is Josie and I am lucky to be a Katie Krops Grower in more ways than I could have ever...
When I was nine-years-old, I had a dream that grew from a 40-pound cabbage. I dreamed that I could grow an end to hunger, one vegetable garden at a...
  This is the story of how 802 shoes helped Katie's Krops grow.  My ten-year-old brother, John Michael, has been by my side from the day my...
             Well, to begin with, the experience was not a story. It was a real experience that...
What is a Katie's Krops Dinner?   One, sometimes two, times a month we host a Katie's Krops Dinner. So just what is a Katie's Krops Dinner? Why do...
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”" William Arthur Ward. A few months ago I wrote a blog, that I never...