Katie's Krops is proud to announce the '2013 Volunteer of the Year' and the '2013 Grantee of the Year'. Katie Smoak , age 17, of Summerville has been named the 2013 Katie's Krops Volunteer of the Year. Katie is a senior at the Pinewood Preparatory School and has been a dedicated Katie's Krops volunteer for several years working in the garden and spending the past two years cooking and serving meals for families in need as part of the Katie's Krops Dinners.
"Katie has been a true leader, supporting and guiding our younger volunteers. Most importantly, Katie gets to know the people we support at Katie's Krops. She takes the time to talk with them, find about their needs and then addresses them. We are thrilled to have her as part of our Katie's Krops Crew,” noted Stacy Stagliano, President of Katie's Krops.
Along with the honor comes a $500 scholarship for her education.
Ted Colwell, age 12, of Wisconsin was name the 2013 Katie’s Krops Grantee of the Year. Ted has been growing with Katie's Krops for three years. He has grown thousands of pounds of healthy, fresh food for families in need in his community. This year, he has stepped up to mentor new Katie's Krops growers from Maine to Hawaii. He too received a scholarship for his education.
"Ted has gone so above and beyond what is required of our grantees. He is not only growing an amazing harvest but he is inspiring, supporting and encouraging other young growers," said Katie Stagliano, Founder of Katie's Krops.
Both Katie and Ted were surprised with their awards at the first Katie's Krops Camp, which was held this summer with the generous support of W.P. Rawl. As part of the camp experience, the young growers, along with the support of the regular dedicated Katie's Krops crew, held a Katie's Krops Dinner in Columbia. The two young volunteers were honored in front of the 140 guests attending the dinner.
Please join us at the Katie's Krops dinner table on Thursday, August 22nd. Dinner is served at 6pm at Summerville Baptist Church which is located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. The dinner is always healthy, hot, & FREE. Every dinner our youth volunteers serve is based on the harvest from our gardens. Everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops dinner table. Please help us make sure no one in the Lowcountry of South Carolina goes hungry on August 22nd and spread the word about our free and healthy dinner.
Please join us at the Katie's Krops dinner table on Wednesday, July 31st. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Summerville Baptist Church which is located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. The dinner is always healthy, hot, & FREE. Every dinner our youth volunteers serve is based on the harvest from our gardens. Due to an increase in the number of guests take-out meals are only available one per person for guests who are unable to dine in. Everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops dinner table. Please help us make sure no one in the Lowcountry of South Carolina goes hungry on July 31st and spread the word about our free and healthy dinner.
Please join us for the first Katie's Krops Dinner in Columbia, South Carolina. The FREE & healthy meal will be served on Wednesday, July 17th at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 1715 Broad River Road in Columbia. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops Dinner table. The menu will be based on the harvest from our garden. For questions about this dinner please contact Stacy at (843)327-3366.
Our dinners are moving... to Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. for June and July. Please help us spread the word for our next Katie's Krops Dinner which will be held on Wednesday, June 26th at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be held at Summerville Baptist Church, located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. The menu is always based on harvest from our numerous Lowcountry Katie's Krops gardens. There is no charge for the dinner and we encourage anyone who is in need of a hot and healthy meal to join us at the Katie's Krops Dinner table. Our youth volunteers, with the guidance of Head Chef Herman McNeill, will be preparing a delcious dinner. We hope you can join us.