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Author Archives:Jordan Engel

Nov 06, 2017 by Jordan Engel
This time of year, as the growing season is winding up, and the holidays are approaching, we’re busy gleaning hardy fall crops from farmers fields and extra food from local grocery stores. Glean when you can, or, if you can make time your calendar, let us know if you want to take on a recurring weekly shift! Take a look at some of the ways you can be involved below: | Continue Reading
Sep 28, 2017 by Jordan Engel
Are you curious what gleaning is all about? Come to one of our upcoming volunteer trainings in Lexington to learn more about how you can help prevent food waste and fight hunger in our community. Simply put, gleaning and food redistribution depend on passionate volunteers who are willing to do the dirty work of rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. It’s not glamorous. It can even smell weird | Continue Reading
Get ready, y’all! Fall crops are starting to come in, and on top of that, we’re adding more weekly grocery gleaning opportunities to the schedule! That means there are more ways than ever for you to help. So bring your family. Bring your best friend. Glean when you can, or, if you can make time your calendar, let us know if you want to take on a recurring weekly shift! Take | Continue Reading
Because GleanKY runs on volunteer power, it’s important to document what everyone is up to. GleanKY’s Record-A-Gleaning form provides a way for us to keep track of where we’re gleaning, where we’re bringing food, and how much produce we’re collecting. For our data collecting procedure, it’s important that volunteers report their gleaning activity within 24 hours of their gleaning trip. To make this easier for you, we’ll show you how you | Continue Reading
Jul 28, 2017 by Jordan Engel
This time of year is peak growing season, and it’s also a time when many of our volunteers happen to be out of town on vacation. That means that we need gleaners more than ever to help make sure that fresh produce in Lexington isn’t going to waste, and is helping to feed our neighbors. Check out some of the ways you can be involved below:   Grocery Stores Some of | Continue Reading