harvesting for the hungry

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It’s almost July, so that can only mean one thing: Burgers & Beats is just around the corner!   This year will be our 5th Annual Burgers & Beats Fundraiser, and we hope you’ll join us at Wallace Station for an evening of food, music and fun. This year’s event will be our best yet, with a picnic-style meal served from Ouita Michel’s kitchen, live music from Lexington’s own Coralee | Continue Reading
For those who have ever volunteered with GleanKY before, you know how helpful boxes can be. We gleaners are many things—harvesters, drivers and movers—and it’s in the moving of fruits and vegetables that boxes become quite handy.   Many of our volunteers gather up their own boxes prior to gleaning, and that’s fantastic! But for those who don’t know where else to procure boxes, GleanKY is fortunate to have a | Continue Reading
Julie Biddle is one of our gleaners from the Scott County chapter. Her work kicks into gear in the late summer and early fall, when she heads out to Reed Valley Orchard with our team to collect windfall apples. GleanKY collects 35,000 pounds of fruit from RVO in a given year, and Julie helps redistribute a portion of that to our Scott County recipients.   When did you start volunteering | Continue Reading
Isaiah Smith has joined the GleanKY team through Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Summer Youth Job Training Program. Isaiah will be serving as our Marketing Assistant and brings tremendous energy and determination to our team. We are grateful for the opportunity to get to know him and think you will be, too!   What school do you attend? I just graduated from Lexington Tradition Magnet School and will be going to | Continue Reading
I am so excited to be here working for GleanKY and FoodChain in the newly created Farm-To-Kitchen Coordinator position. I consider the opportunity to work with these two stellar organizations a privilege as they endeavor to deepen their capacities to eliminate food waste, increase access to fresh food, provide food education, job training and employment to those who need it.   Over the next few weeks, I will be feverishly | Continue Reading