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Author Archives:Rachael Dupree

Jun 22, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
Julie Biddle is one of our gleaners from the Scott County chapter. Her work kicks into gear in the late summer and early fall, when she heads out to Reed Valley Orchard with our team to collect windfall apples. GleanKY collects 35,000 pounds of fruit from RVO in a given year, and Julie helps redistribute a portion of that to our Scott County recipients.   When did you start volunteering | Continue Reading
Jun 05, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
This month’s volunteer spotlight, Linda LeForce, is part of our team that gleans in Madison County. One thing GleanKY values in our volunteers is the report and trust they develop with the people they serve, and Linda lives out this value. She speaks to the importance of volunteers who are embedded in their community and who are advocates for getting healthy food to the people who need it.   When did you | Continue Reading
May 31, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
One of the things that attracted me to GleanKY as a volunteer and what has kept me around to serve in many different capacities over the years is the attitude of gratitude our organization practices. To be quite frank, we can’t do this work alone. Gleaning simply wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation of many people, including the farmers and grocers who alert us when there’s an abundance of produce.  | Continue Reading
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