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In 2017, we focused on intentional growth. We shared the gleaning model with communities in 15 different counties. We established regularly scheduled gleaning trips in 3 additional counties to increase the predictability of our services. We sought out recipients in communities where we only had sources of produce to ensure that local food fed local people.   567 volunteers joined us in this effort in 2017 and in 2018, we | Continue Reading
Hi everyone! This is my first post as the new Development Director here at GleanKY. I am excited for this challenging, yet rewarding, position. GleanKY has always been on my radar as an organizations to work for. I have always admired the work they have done for the community and the growth they have achieved in their (relatively) short 8 years in the Bluegrass region.   Before working here, I | Continue Reading
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, heirloom seeds, and getting involved with | Continue Reading