BI-LO, LLC is inviting customers to help feed families in need in 2014 by partnering with Katie’s Krops, a non-profit organization that empowers kids to fight hunger one vegetable garden at a time. Customers can make a donation of any size to Katie’s Krops at any store register when they purchase their groceries. Katie’s Krops currently has more than 61 youth-run gardens growing in 25 states, stretching from Maine to Hawaii. The funds raised through the partnership with BI-LO will be used to help educate and empower kids to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes. Thousands of pounds of healthy food are donated annually to local families in need. “We are thrilled to support Katie’s Krops again this year as their core mission perfectly aligns with BI-LO’s mission to eliminate hunger in the neighborhoods we serve,” said Mary Kellmanson, BI-LO’s Sr. V.P., Marketing.