harvesting for the hungry

Author Archives:Rachael Dupree

Jun 30, 2017 by Rachael Dupree
It’s almost July, so that can only mean one thing: Burgers & Beats is just around the corner!   This year will be our 5th Annual Burgers & Beats Fundraiser, and we hope you’ll join us at Wallace Station for an evening of food, music and fun. This year’s event will be our best yet, with a picnic-style meal served from Ouita Michel’s kitchen, live music from Lexington’s own Coralee | Continue Reading
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