harvesting for the hungry

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As GleanKY continues to expand our programming across Central Kentucky, we want to continue to be sensitive to the food-insecurity issues that affect the communities in which we operate. We realize that hunger affects different people in different areas in different ways, and we’re working hard to understand the complexities that go along with ensuring everyone can have access to fresh, healthy produce.   So come talk to us! We’re holding | Continue Reading
Byron Bell is one our newest gleaners, but one with a lot of heart. He’s made it possible for us to make our first produce deliveries to Bourbon County. On Mondays, he joins us at Reed Valley Orchard and gleans apples to take to the Paris YMCA and a backpack program run out of the Bourbon County Extension Office.   1. When did you start volunteering with GleanKY? I started | Continue Reading
  Join us at Reed Valley Orchard Mondays in September for donuts, cider and a brief orientation to orchard gleaning before our regular apple harvest. New and experienced gleaners are welcome. Meet us at 9 a.m. and after we enjoy a treat together, we’ll glean from 9:30-11:30 a.m. If you have room in your car, you can help us make apple deliveries afterwards. Click here to sign up!   Group | Continue Reading
Get ready, y’all! Fall crops are starting to come in, and on top of that, we’re adding more weekly grocery gleaning opportunities to the schedule! That means there are more ways than ever for you to help. So bring your family. Bring your best friend. Glean when you can, or, if you can make time your calendar, let us know if you want to take on a recurring weekly shift! Take | Continue Reading
Without the help of dedicated volunteers, like Larry Leach, the work of GleanKY wouldn’t be possible. Larry is one of our all-star grocery gleaners who goes out on weekly gleaning trips to stores, like Fresh Market, to pick up excess produce and deliver it to Lexington recipients, such as Main Street Baptist Church. Dedicated volunteers like him ensure that less food ends up in the dumpster, and more goes to | Continue Reading
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