Katie Stagliano to speak at Pigeon Forge Chamber event

img-katiePIGEON FORGE (press release)—Katie Stagliano is a very impressive young woman who started the non-profit Katie’s Krops before she was ten years of age. Her credits include being featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, USA Today, Times Magazine for Kids and People Magazine.  At age fourteen, she was named the youngest recipient of the Clinton Global Citizens Award.

The idea for Katie’s Krops began with a 3rd grade girl and a 40 pound cabbage.  In 2008, Katie brought home a seedling from school as part of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. She tended to her cabbage and cared for it until it grew to an amazing 40 pounds. Knowing her cabbage was special, she donated to it a soup kitchen where it helped to feed over 275 people. Moved by the experience of seeing how many people could benefit from the donation of fresh produce to a soup kitchen, Katie decided to start vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need.

Katie now has numerous gardens and has donated thousands of pounds of fresh produce to organizations that assist in feeding the hungry. She hopes to inspire other communities to follow her lead and take charge of an ever growing need. The problem of hunger is real and Katie’s Krops’ mission is simple, we all can help because…it only takes a seedling!

Katie will be speaking to the Pigeon Forge Chamber Members and guests on Thursday, April 16, 2015 as well as students with the Future Farmers of America from the Pigeon Forge High School.  Advanced reservations are required and the cost is $15.00 per person.

For additional information on this event and to reserve your spot for event contact: Kinsey Sperry at 865-453-5700. This event is sponsored by Cyrus Family Theatre.

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