On Thursday, October 22nd we will celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Katie's Krops Garden to Table Dinner. As we thought about how we wanted to honor and celebrate this milestone, we thought about the heroes of our community, those individuals who rarely get the praise they deserve, those who serve and protect us every day, those who have been there for Katie's Krops and the families we serve. The answer became very clear. For our 5th anniversary dinner we want to celebrate the first responders of our community: the police, the firemen and women and the EMS.
Thank you for everything you have done for our community, Katie's Krops and for my family.
Thank you to the Summerville Fire Department for saving our garden at Spann Elementary. When the water at the school was turned off for an extended period of time for construction there was no way to water the garden. We were on the verge of losing all of the crops that feed students in need at the school. Summerville Fire Station 5 came to the rescue and watered the raised beds and saved the garden.
The families we help have become our extended family. They are families struggling with hunger, homelessness, illness and poverty. When a family we care deeply for received a welfare check, the deputy looked at their home which was in disrepair and asked if they needed help. The response was grateful yes! That weekend the officer gathered his friends and came back to the home. The team, which was led by the officer cleaned, and made needed repairs to the home for the family.
My brother has been by my side, helping to grow Katie's Krops since 2008. He works in the garden and helps at the dinners. I would not be where I am today without him. This summer while on the pool deck, he suffered a seizure. Within moments the fire fighters were there to render immediate aid. The EMS workers quickly followed and provided him with excellent care and transported him to the hospital. I am forever grateful for the care my brother received that day.
These are just a few examples of why we want to honor the first responders of our community on October 22nd.
Our Anniversary Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 22nd in the Fellowship Hall at Summerville Baptist Church. This extra special dinner will be served at 6pm. The doors will open at 5:30pm. As always, the dinner is hot, healthy and free.
Please join us as we celebrate 5 years of our garden to table dinner and those who serve and protect our community.
The 2016 Katie's Krops Grant Cycle is now open!! Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for their support and enabling us to continue to grow our dream! If you would like to apply for a 2016 Katie's Krops Grant, please visit our "Apply for a Grant" page to download the Katie's Krops 2016 Grant Application. Please review the application carefully and let us know if you have any questions. Before placing your completed application in your mailbox, make sure that you have filled out every page, answered every question, and also included your letter of recommendation. All applications
must be postmarked by December 31, 2015, and only applications that are mailed will be accepted. We will NOT accept e-mailed applications. Thank you and good luck to all of you that will be applying!
Join us at the Katie's Krops dinner table Thursday, September 24th. Dinner is served at 6pm. The garden to table meal is always hot, healthy & free. We would like to thank Summerville Baptist Church for welcoming us and partnering with us to end hunger in the Lowcountry.
We are thrilled to announce 12-year-old Madi Sutton of North Carolina is the 2015 Katie's Krops Grower of the Year. Madi has been growing with Katie’s Krops for three year. Last year alone, Madi grew and donated 2,400 pounds of produce from her garden. In addition to growing, Madi raised $1,000 for Katie's Krops by writing and winning a grant that will help keep Katie's Krops growing. “It feels really good to be able to give back,” said Madi Sutton, “I try to increase how much I grow and how much I donate every year.”
Madi was one of fourteen Katie’s Krops growers chosen to attend the 3rd Annual Katie’s Krops Camp sponsored by W.P. Rawl this July where she was presented with the award. "Madi truly embodies the spirit of Katie's Krops. She goes above and beyond each and every year. We are thrilled to be able to present her with this award and scholarship," notes Stacy Stagliano, President of Katie's Krops.
In addition to growing and raising funds for Katie's Krops, Madi speaks about her efforts to grow a healthy end to hunger. Madi has shared her story with Upward Elementary School, First Baptist Church East Flat Rock, and also with Vacation Bible School at Mud Creek Baptist Church.
Join us for the August Katie's Krops Dinner on Thursday, August 27th at 6pm. The dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Aveue in Summerville, South Carolina. Everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops dinner table. As always, the dinner is hot, healthy and free. We do not accept reservations. Please spread the word and help us end hunger in the Lowcountry.