harvesting for the hungry


One in six Kentuckians live in some level of food insecurity – worrying at times where their next meal will come from.GleanKY works every day to gather excess fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to over seventy local feeding programs in Central Kentucky, contributing to improved diets, nutrition, and quality of life of an estimated 50,000 Kentuckians over the course of a year.   During the holidays – a time | Continue Reading
  GleanKY is fortunate to be the beneficiary of not one but TWO big races this November! We’re excited to receive support for a second year on November 18, 2017 from The Gobbler Half Marathon, 10-Miler, and 10K as organized by our talented friends at RaceRise. We’re also grateful to be one of the charities chosen for support through the 34th Annual Thoroughbred Classic on Thanksgiving morning.   There are | Continue Reading
GleanKY will be hosting our Annual Open House on February 8th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of celebration and appreciation as we reflect on how we’ve grown and announce our plans for the future. We’ll be serving local drinks and seasonal treats at our home base: The Plantory – 501 W. 6th Street, Suite 250, Lexington. Stay tuned for more details on what we | Continue Reading
Julie Crum is one of our founding gleaners in Clark County. She helped at the very first gleaning of the Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market in early August 2017 and has been a dedicated gleaner since. She helps deliver gleaned produce to Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter and the Generations Center in Winchester.   1. When did you start volunteering with GleanKY? I started gleaning in the summer of 2017, when | Continue Reading
Hello, my name is William Torres and I am the new Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA at GleanKY!   I am currently a 4th year Public Health student at U.K. and I have been passionate about alleviating food insecurity since I was a kid. It started with my mother making my brother and me volunteer at the neighborhood soup kitchen. This experience opened my eyes to how hunger issues are prevalent | Continue Reading