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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 | Continue Reading
Sep 20, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
As GleanKY continues to expand our programming across Central Kentucky, we want to continue to be sensitive to the food-insecurity issues that affect the communities in which we operate. We realize that hunger affects different people in different areas in different ways, and we’re working hard to understand the complexities that go along with ensuring everyone can have access to fresh, healthy produce.   So come talk to us! We’re holding | Continue Reading
Sep 12, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Byron Bell is one our newest gleaners, but one with a lot of heart. He’s made it possible for us to make our first produce deliveries to Bourbon County. On Mondays, he joins us at Reed Valley Orchard and gleans apples to take to the Paris YMCA and a backpack program run out of the Bourbon County Extension Office.   1. When did you start volunteering with GleanKY? I started | Continue Reading
Aug 29, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Without the help of dedicated volunteers, like Larry Leach, the work of GleanKY wouldn’t be possible. Larry is one of our all-star grocery gleaners who goes out on weekly gleaning trips to stores, like Fresh Market, to pick up excess produce and deliver it to Lexington recipients, such as Main Street Baptist Church. Dedicated volunteers like him ensure that less food ends up in the dumpster, and more goes to | Continue Reading
Aug 10, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
This week marked a milestone for GleanKY as we initiated our fifth chapter. Three volunteers from Winchester—Jim Willis, Julie Crum and Jan Carver—led the first Clark County gleaning on Saturday at the Winchester/Clark County Farmers’ Market. Thanks to community support and generous donations from the market’s farmers, GleanKY Clark County collected 188 pounds of produce that was delivered to the Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter. The group will continue to | Continue Reading