harvesting for the hungry


Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Crum
Oct 10, 2017 by Rachael Dupree

Julie Crum is one of our founding gleaners in Clark County. She helped at the very first gleaning of the Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market in early August 2017 and has been a dedicated gleaner since. She helps deliver gleaned produce to Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter and the Generations Center in Winchester.


1. When did you start volunteering with GleanKY?

I started gleaning in the summer of 2017, when the new Clark County chapter began.


2. Why do you glean?

Both food waste and hunger are issues that I feel passionately about. Gleaning is the one way that helps to solve both problems. 


3. In just a few words, what advice would you give to new gleaners?

If you’re thinking about gleaning or looking for a way to give back, just do it!


4. Any favorite gleaning moments that stick out?

I don’t have a lot of experiences yet, but I love seeing how excited the residents at Beacon of Hope were when we pulled up with our donations.


5. If you were stuck on a desert island with one fruit or vegetable, what would it be and why?

Assuming this is a tropical island, I would say coconuts. They are versatile—you can eat the “meat”, you can drink the water inside, and you can even use the shells as a bowl for eating or capturing fresh rainwater.

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