|The Hero Effect – Episode 8 – Katie’s Krops|
Katie’s Krops is a non-profit organization focused on empowering youth to grow a healthy end to hunger in their community, one vegetable garden at a time. Their mission is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes, donate the harvest to help feed people in need, and assist and inspire others to do the same. Katie’s Krops provides the funding, support, and education to enable young growers to start, maintain, and ultimately harvest their vegetable gardens for donation to food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, backpack programs, and cancer centers to help feed individuals and families in need in their communities. Their long term vision is to grow a healthy, sustainable solution to hunger by developing a large family of young growers across all 50 states.
Katie’s Krops was founded in 2010 by Katie Stagliano, who in 2008 at the tender age of 9 grew a 40 pound cabbage in her backyard and donated it to a soup kitchen where it fed 275 people. Moved by the experience, she started Katie’s Krops which currently has over 100 youth-run gardens in 31 states. With gardens from Maine to California, Katie’s Krops vegetable gardens are producing thousands and thousands of pounds of healthy food for families in need. The ultimate goal is to plant 500 gardens and reach all 50 states. The young Katie’s Krops growers are making a major difference across the country through their involvement, inspiring change and bringing communities together to help those in need. Kids Fighting Hunger, One Garden at a Time!
To learn more about Katie’s Krops visit KatiesKrops.com.
EPISODE 8: KATIE’S KROPS