Katie's Krops gardens grow with a lot love and support from our amazing volunteers. We are based in Summerville, South Carolina and we are always in need of volunteers to support our efforts. If you live in the Summerville area how can you help?
Help in the Garden-
Volunteer in our Flagship Garden this Summer:
Chair Dive in to End Hunger-
Host a Food Drive to Support our Katie’s Krops Dinners-
Once, sometime twice a month we host free garden to table dinners for anyone in need of a healthy meal. In order to offset the cost of the dinners we are always in need of:
Gift Cards to Local Grocery Stores
Large Foil Pans
Salad Dressing- Italian
Red Wine Vinegar
Canned Kidney Beans
Join us on Thursday, January 28th for the first Katie's Krops Dinner of the new year. The dinner will be held at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. Doors will open at 5:30 and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. The dinner is always free and everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops dinner table. Reservations are not required or accepted. Spread the word and help us end hunger in the Lowcountry. The dinner is limited to 200 guests.
Join us at the Katie's Krops Dinner on Thursday, December 10th as we celebrate the season. As always, the dinner is hot, healthy & free. Everyone is welcome at our dinner table. The dinner will be served at Summerville Baptist Church located at 417 Central Avenue in Summerville, South Carolina. Doors to the Fellowship Hall will open at 5:30pm, and the meal will be served at 6pm. This will be a wonderful dinner for children to attend. Please note the dinner is limited to 200 guests. We recommend arriving early as seats fill quickly. From all of us at Katie's Krops, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
Join us for the November Katie's Krops Garden to Table Dinner which will be held on Thursday, November 19th. The dinner will be served at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall of Summerville Baptist Church. The dinner is always hot, healthy and free. Everyone is welcome at the Katie's Krops dinner table.
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.