harvesting for the hungry


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
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
This week marked a milestone for GleanKY as we initiated our fifth chapter. Three volunteers from Winchester—Jim Willis, Julie Crum and Jan Carver—led the first Clark County gleaning on Saturday at the Winchester/Clark County Farmers’ Market. Thanks to community support and generous donations from the market’s farmers, GleanKY Clark County collected 188 pounds of produce that was delivered to the Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter. The group will continue to | Continue Reading
Orchard gleaning is just around the corner. In late August, we begin bi-weekly trips out to Reed Valley Orchard to harvest windfall apples, the apples that have fallen to the ground. This is a favorite activity for our volunteers, and one your whole family or an office work group can participate in together.   We’ll soon have our harvest dates posted on our SignUp.com page, so that you can sign | Continue Reading