LoBue Citrus Partners with Katie’s Krops
LINDSAY, CALIF.- September 29, 2014 - LoBue Citrus, a
full-service grower, packer and shipper of California and import
citrus, is celebrating its 80th anniversary by
partnering with Katie's Krops, a nonprofit organization that
empowers youth across the country to grow a healthy end to hunger
in their communities, one vegetable garden at a time.
The mission of Katie's Krops is to start and maintain vegetable
gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in
need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. Once
a year, Katie's Krops hosts an annual grant cycle where youths,
ages 9 to 16, apply to receive funding to start a Katie's Krops
vegetable garden in their community.
From November to January, LoBue will donate a percentage from
every case of navel oranges sold to Katie's Krops. The
promotion will be supported at retail with specially-marked LoBue
Family Legacy branded point of sale signage and social media.
"We are so proud to be partnering with Katie's Krops," said Norm
Gatineau, vice president of sales and marketing at LoBue
Citrus. "Giving back is very important to us and we can't
think of a better way to celebrate our 80th anniversary
than by supporting such a wonderful cause."
In 2008, then 9-year-old Katie Stagliano grew a 40-pound cabbage
in her backyard and donated it to a soup kitchen where it help to
feed 275 people. Moved by the experience, she started Katie's
Krops, which currently funds 80 youth-run gardens in 29 states from
which the fresh harvest is donated to the underserved. Katie
has set a goal of expanding to 500 gardens across all 50 states by
2018. LoBue's partnership with Katie's Krops will help fund
grants for these gardens and help Katie work toward her goal.