Seed Programs International

01 MDRTThis June, SPI got to participate in something new and different for us — we were invited to host a seed packing event during the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Annual Meeting in beautiful, sunny Miami Beach, Florida. MDRT is the premier global association of financial services and life insurance professionals. Their network includes over 72,000 members from more than 500 companies in 70 nations and territories. MDRT’s charitable arm, MDRT Foundation, focuses on engaging, networking, and giving back through member and industry professional support with the intention of building stronger families and communities worldwide.

We are very excited to have partnered with MDRT Foundation and their enthusiastic members. They reached their goal to pack 20,000 seed packets in two hours. That’s enough seed for people facing hunger and crisis to grow more than 50 tons of fresh vegetables! 

The event was kicked off by Michele Stauff, the Executive Director of MDRT Foundation. Volunteers filled each packet with one of 10 different varieties of seed: butternut squash, watermelon, carrots, collard greens, peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, tomato, and onion.


Packed seed was then transferred to our brand new US-based partners, Food for the Poor. Food for the Poor provides food, housing, emergency relief and much more to those in desperate need, and now our seeds will be going to help their efforts in school and orphanage garden projects in Honduras. Seed was also provided to our long-term Haitian partners, Ayiti KonseVet (AKV), who you may remember from our work with the Haiti Partnership Network or our new Seeds for School Gardens Worldwide program.

Seed Programs International is expanding its Seed Packing events to colleges, companies, conferences, and other groups with similar missions. It’s an excellent opportunity to bring people together and work alongside each other while joining the fight to end hunger. It’s easy and fun! Seed Programs International provides all the supplies and helps you get organized. To learn more about how you can host a Seed Packing event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815


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Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.