harvesting for the hungry

Author Archives:Rachael Dupree

May 19, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
One of the things GleanKY has historically been good at is responding to a need, whether that need be to feed or to harvest. So when we received word on a Thursday morning that buckets of strawberries on a farm in Pulaski County didn’t have final destinations, of course we sprung into action. Pulaski County isn’t inside GleanKY’s current service region, but that’s OK. When a community reaches out to | Continue Reading
Apr 28, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Are you a member of a recipe delivery service, like Blue Apron or Home Chef? If so, chances are you have a collection of ice packs taking up space that you are unable to use. Not to worry—let GleanKY take them off your hands. GleanKY has a need for ice packs to keep vegetables fresh on hot days when they are in transit to their recipient sites. If you’d like | Continue Reading
Apr 26, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
  The work GleanKY does wouldn’t be possible without all the amazing volunteers who take time out of their day to pick up and deliver the food. Last year, our volunteers went on 920 gleaning trips over the span of 364 days. This is definitely a group effort—no one person can do it alone! We want to take time each month to spotlight all the veggie wranglers who make gleaning possible | Continue Reading
Apr 20, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
The beginning quarter of 2017 has been exciting in many ways for GleanKY. We’ve set our sights upon expanding our gleaning program, are in the process of adding a new van to our soon-to-be fleet of two, and are partnering with FoodChain to make even more food available to our recipients. For me, though, it’s been exciting for different—if not selfish—reasons.   This year, GleanKY welcomed me on board as | Continue Reading
Apr 04, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Did you know that every year GleanKY compiles an annual report, letting you know about our accomplishments for the year and how that fits into our vision for the future? Our 2016 Annual Report is now online and ready for viewing. In it you’ll find a letter from our executive director Stephanie Wooten, information about our geographic expansion, and stats about how much we gleaned and where. (Spoiler alert: We’ve | Continue Reading