harvesting for the hungry

Author Archives:Stephanie Wooten

Sep 29, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
Hello, my name is William Torres and I am the new Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA at GleanKY!   I am currently a 4th year Public Health student at U.K. and I have been passionate about alleviating food insecurity since I was a kid. It started with my mother making my brother and me volunteer at the neighborhood soup kitchen. This experience opened my eyes to how hunger issues are prevalent | Continue Reading
Jun 30, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
  GleanKY was honored to be recognized as a Classy Awards Finalist this month. The award recognizes 10 innovative nonprofits and social enterprises working to address complex social problems in creative and impactful ways.   Our nomination for this award took our program director, Rachael, and me on an adventure to Boston that included participating in The Collaborative, a three day conference for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, funders and tech companies interested in social | Continue Reading
Near the playground at Hill-n-Dale Christian Church lie five raised bed gardens overflowing with fruits and flowers of labor from Girl Scout Troop 1085. In May, the scouts went from playing atop the abandoned beds before their Thursday meetings to dreaming up a generous project that involved revitalizing the beds to grow food for Lexington’s hungry.The troop brainstormed a plan of action and, with permission of the church, emptied out | Continue Reading