WP Rawl Continues Mission to End Hunger: Hosts Katie’s Krops Camp
Pelion, SC; June 2015- WP Rawl, the largest grower, processor
and shipper of leafy greens in the US continues with its mission to
end hunger by hosting the third-annual Katie's Krops Camp this past
week alongside its founder, Katie Stagliano. Katie's Krops, a
non-profit focused on empowering young growers to plant vegetable
gardens and donate the harvest to the underserved in their
communities, held the three day camp at the WP Rawl headquarters in
Fourteen campers were handpicked throughout the country to join
Katie this year. Katie's Krops Camp educates young growers about
agriculture, the environment and teaches a sustainable solution to
the problem of hunger, as well as responsibility and compassion.
The three-day camp also included workshops on growing practices,
budgeting, and other gardening needs.
WP Rawl covers all expenses for the camp, making it possible for
any well-deserving Katie's Krops grower to attend, if chosen. The
company looks forward to hosting and meeting a new crop of growers
year after year.
"Katie has such vision," says Ashley Rawl, vice president of
sales, marketing and product development at WP Rawl. "Once we
learned about her mission, we knew we wanted to help her cause. It
has been truly amazing to watch her grow over the years we have
worked with her."
Katie's Krops Camp also gives young growers the opportunity to
learn from their peers. Growers who attend camp go home empowered
and perform better in the year following, as seen from years
"I am so grateful to WP Rawl for making my dreams a reality by
hosting and sponsoring the camp and supporting our grant cycle,"
says Katie Stagliano, chief executive gardener and founder of
Katie's Krops. "Campers have a wonderful opportunity to learn from
one another, encourage each other and create lasting
Each year, the Katie's Krops Camp works together to give back to
the community with a service project. When the camp first began in
2014, campers hosted a dinner in Columbia, where they served warm
and healthy meals to the underserved with their own harvest. In
2014, the camp brought the young growers to the local Harvest Hope
Food Bank where they built raised vegetable garden beds so the food
bank could grow its own harvest and be left with a sustainable
solution to vegetable shortages, which are common at food banks
across the country. This summer the 15 campers, including Katie,
will once again participate in a community service project as they
raise garden beds for the Lexington Interfaith Community Services
(LICS) in nearby Lexington, a town 30 minutes from WP Rawl's Pelion
Katie's Krops wouldn't be possible without the support of
donations. To learn more about giving to the cause visit www.katieskrops.com and
click donate. For more information on Katie's Krops and WP Rawl,
please visit www.katieskrops.org and www.rawl.net.
About Katie's Krops
Katie's Krops empowers youth across the country to end hunger in
their communities, one vegetable garden at a time. The youth-based
not-for-profit was founded by 16-year-old Katie's Stagliano who at
the tender age of 9 donated a 40 pound cabbage to a soup kitchen
where it fed 275. Moved by the experience, she started Katie's
Krops which currently has 90 youth-run gardens in 30 states.
About WP Rawl
Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a third generation family farm
which has grown to become a full-service grower/processor/shipper,
specializing in year-round bulk and value-added leafy greens and
vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®,
Palmetto Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the
company will celebrate its 90th anniversary.