harvesting for the hungry

Author Archives:Rachael Dupree

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
Orchard gleaning is just around the corner. In late August, we begin bi-weekly trips out to Reed Valley Orchard to harvest windfall apples, the apples that have fallen to the ground. This is a favorite activity for our volunteers, and one your whole family or an office work group can participate in together.   We’ll soon have our harvest dates posted on our SignUp.com page, so that you can sign | Continue Reading
Jul 20, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Teddi Twombly is an active member of GleanKY’s Franklin County chapter. She travels wherever she sees the need to glean and has played a huge role in rescuing produce from U.K. South Farm in Lexington, Hazelfield Farm in Owenton, and, of course, several locations around Frankfort. When did you start volunteering with GleanKY? 2015   Why do you glean? So edible food doesn’t go to waste and children in need | Continue Reading
Jul 13, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
  About half of the food we glean in our Fayette County chapter comes from grocery stores. That means our volunteers are on the road 364 days a year, picking up unsold produce from grocery stores and delivering it to our partner recipients who are feeding the hungry. The demand for this type of gleaning is on the rise, which means we need more volunteer power to keep that food | Continue Reading
Jul 05, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
If you haven’t been to the new Whole Foods at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington, it’s definitely worth checking out. Our team got a sneak peak prior to opening day, and we’re in awe of the now bigger and better produce section. What we’re even more excited about is the opportunity to glean from the store six days a week. Starting Monday, we’ll have opportunities for volunteers to | Continue Reading