The idea for Katie’s Krops started with a nine-year-old girl and a 40-pound cabbage. When Katie Stagliano was in the third grade, she received a tiny cabbage seedling from the Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program. She planted the seedling in her backyard, and it grew to a be a 40-pound cabbage. Katie donated her cabbage to a soup kitchen where it helped to feed 275 people. On that day her dream was born to end hunger one vegetable garden at a time. Katie’s Krops empowers youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens where the whole harvest is donated to feed people in need. Youth 9 to 16 years of age can apply to become a Katie’s Krops Grower and start a garden in their community to end hunger.