Stagliano
Stagliano

Tasteful Selections, the Bancroft, Wis.-based grower of specialty potatoes, is sponsoring Katie’s Krops for a second year.

The nonprofit organization encourages youths to grow vegetables, and donate them to food banks. Founder Katie Stagliano, 16, has awarded grants to more than 80 youth-led gardens in 29 states.

“We are delighted to continue partnering with Katie’s Krops, which is such a worthy nonprofit, bringing together hunger relief and youth volunteerism,” Russell Wysocki, president and CEO of RPE Inc., co-owner of Tasteful Selections, said in a news release.

In order to aid Katie’s Krops, Tasteful Selections plans to donate a portion of the profits from specially marked bags of Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes, available October through January, to the nonprofit. In addition, Stagliano plans attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif. at the RPE booth, No. 2888.