harvesting for the hungry


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
Isaiah Smith has joined the GleanKY team through Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Summer Youth Job Training Program. Isaiah will be serving as our Marketing Assistant and brings tremendous energy and determination to our team. We are grateful for the opportunity to get to know him and think you will be, too!   What school do you attend? I just graduated from Lexington Tradition Magnet School and will be going to | Continue Reading
I am so excited to be here working for GleanKY and FoodChain in the newly created Farm-To-Kitchen Coordinator position. I consider the opportunity to work with these two stellar organizations a privilege as they endeavor to deepen their capacities to eliminate food waste, increase access to fresh food, provide food education, job training and employment to those who need it.   Over the next few weeks, I will be feverishly | Continue Reading
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
June is the month that many of our seasonal gleaning opportunities, like farms and farmers markets, really start in earnest. Check out some of the ways you can be involved below:   Farmers’ Markets One way that you can get involved is by helping us glean at the Lexington Farmers’ Market on Southland Drive every Sunday. We need 4-6 volunteers to meet us at the market each Sunday at 1:45pm | Continue Reading