RPE donates to hunger relief non-profit - The Packer

RPE donates to hunger relief non-profit

11/14/2013 01:32:00 PM
Rachel English

Courtesy RPETasteful Selections is donating a portion of profits from their Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes to Katie's Krops, a non-profit that builds youth-led gardens.RPE specialty brand Tasteful Selections is sponsoring Katie’s Krops, a youth gardening non-profit organization where children ages 9 through 16 can grow produce they donate to people in their communities. The Bancroft, Wis.-based company will donate a portion of profits from bags of Tasteful Selections’ Ruby Sensation and Honey Gold potatoes to Katie’s Krops.

Katie Stagliano’s organization began when she grew a 40-pound cabbage in 2008 and donated it to a local soup kitchen, spurring the idea for Katie’s Krops. For her contributions to hunger relief, Stagliano became the youngest recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award in 2012.

RPE’s donations will contribute to Katie’s Crops goal of establishing a vegetable garden in each of the 50 U.S. states. The organization has donated thousands of pounds of produce by providing grants to youth-led gardens across the country.

“The donations received from these potato sales will go a long way in providing the funds that are needed to start new, youth-run Katie’s Krops gardens across America, thus providing a sustainable and healthy solution to hunger,” said Stagliano, founder and chief executive gardener of Katie’s Krops, in the release.

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