GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bi-Lo and Dole have joined forces to help raise money for an anti-hunger campaign begun by a 9-year-old girl who donated her 40-lb. cabbage to a soup kitchen to feed the hungry, the companies announced Thursday. Through Oct. 22, Bi-Lo is donating five cents to Katie’s Krops each time a customer purchases three or more pounds of Dole bananas at any location.
“As a local grocer, we’re committed to supporting programs that address hunger in our community, like Katie’s Krops,” stated Mary Kellmanson, SVP marketing Bi-Lo. “We are proud to be the first grocery chain to launch a program like this with Katie’s Krops, and encourage our customers to support this effort as they shop in our stores this week.”
Melissa Allen Tazewell purchases bananas at a BI-LO store in Summerville, S.C.
“With the support of Bi-Lo and Dole, Katie’s Krops will be closer to reaching our goal — to have at least one garden in all 50 states that is donated to feed people in need,” commented Katie Stagliano, founder of Katie’s Krops, a nonprofit organization that empowers kids to start their own vegetable gardens and donate the harvest to help feed people in need. “The money raised helps us educate and empower kids to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes, ultimately ending hunger.”