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Join GleanKY on May 22 as we work to raise $5,000 through a LIVE Facebook Fundraiser! The fundraiser will take place from 6:00-8:00 PM. The event will be hosted by Twitch from Z Rock 103.3 and will be produced by BlueFrame Technology of Lexington, KY.   Throughout the evening, GleanKY will provide entertainment and information about their cause. The best part is that you can enjoy the fundraiser and participate | Continue Reading
  A little over two years ago, Lucky’s Market opened its doors in Lexington, providing a source of fresh produce in a part of the city that lacked a major grocery store. With the news this week that Lucky’s has decided to close, we’re saddened that our community will be losing such a good resource.   From the start, the Lucky’s staff have been amazing advocates for reducing food waste. | Continue Reading
Hey Everyone! Spring is FINALLY here! The sun is out, the snow is gone (better be!), and the flowers held on through the cold snaps. This is my first Spring with GleanKY and I am excited to see our peak season begin and see the Rapid Response calls come in. Soon I will be going on my first gleaning trip and will report on that. In the meantime, let’s talk | Continue Reading
Last year, GleanKY excitedly attended the inaugural International Gleaners Symposium in Salt Lake City. We came back from that conference inspired and reassured that we’re not alone in this work. Last week, we met with our gleaner friends from around the country (and Canada) last weekend in Atlanta to once again inspire and learn from one another.   About 16 organizations were represented at the 2nd annual symposium. Some, like | Continue Reading
This winter has to come to a close at some point, right?!   We’re hoping it ends sometime soon, because we’re looking forward to ramping up towards gleaning farms, orchards, and farmers’ markets. Gleaning at farmers’ markets can be a really great way to get into gleaning – we need a handful of volunteers to visit area farmers’ markets on certain days to collect excess produce leftover at the end | Continue Reading