harvesting for the hungry

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Working with GleanKY these last two years has been a total dream – I’ve been so grateful to put my education to work right out of school, to meet the incredible people in and around the organization, and to contribute to something so vitally important in our community. Fundraising was not necessarily where I saw myself before landing this job, but I have genuinely enjoyed being challenged by this work | Continue Reading
After several months of construction and getting our systems down pat, the FoodChain/GleanKY Farm-To-Kitchen program made our first delivery to Embrace Church on Monday, December 11th.  We were able to provide a Fall Vegetable Soup Base comprised of produce donated by UK South Farm (Fayette County), Henderson’s Eclectic Emporium (Fayette County), Reed Valley Orchard (Bourbon County) and Stonehedge Farm (Woodford County).  We also delivered Frozen Baked Apples from Reed Valley | Continue Reading
GleanKY’s 10th and final Heirloom Seed Sale will be held on February 3, 2018 at Hunter Presbyterian Church from 9 AM to 3 PM. We’ll offer the same 51 varieties of heirloom fruit and vegetable seeds that we’ve had in years past, and will have Master Gardeners on hand to help answer your gardening questions. In addition, we’re holding workshops on composting, seed starting, and salsa making and will have | Continue Reading
As we cross over into a new year, we’re excited for what lies ahead – excited for the things we have planned, and just as excited for the surprises we’re sure to have (like we do every year!) But starting one year means finishing another, and your support is such a big part of doing that well – thanks to all our supporters and stakeholders, we were able to raise | Continue Reading
New Volunteers   Are you curious what gleaning is all about? Come to one of our upcoming volunteer trainings in Lexington to learn more about how you can help prevent food waste and fight hunger in our community. Simply put, gleaning and food redistribution depend on passionate volunteers who are willing to do the dirty work of rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. It’s not glamorous. It can | Continue Reading