harvesting for the hungry


So you’re planning to buy seeds at GleanKY’s Heirloom Seed Sale coming up in March? That’s great! However, if you’re a new gardener, the thought of growing those tiny seeds into the vegetables that you’ll serve at the table can be intimidating.   Encased inside every single seed is everything needed for it to grow into a full-fledged plant. To think that a tomato seed the size of a small | Continue Reading
Would you give an hour or two of your time to combat food waste and hunger? Volunteers are needed to help glean and deliver food in Lexington the following times this month: Wednesday 2/1 @ 2pm – Fresh Market Thursday 2/2 @ 10am – Lucky’s Market Friday 2/3 @ 3pm – Fresh Market Monday 2/6 @ 10am – Lucky’s Market Monday 2/6 @ 3pm – Fresh Market Thursday 2/9 @ 10am – | Continue Reading
Do you want to become a gleaner? In order to accomplish GleanKY’s mission of preventing food waste and nourishing Kentuckians, we rely on the help of our dedicated volunteer base—people like you! This year, we’ll be holding nine volunteer trainings in eight different counties to help expand the reach of our work. Volunteer Training Schedule FEB. 23 – FAYETTE CO. at The Plantory (501 West 6th St., Suite 250, Lexington) MAR. 23 | Continue Reading
  It’s a new year, and we’re looking ahead to some really exciting things in 2017—though it’s going to be hard to top the record-breaking year we had in 2016. Last year, we gleaned more than 270,000 pounds of food—the most in a year yet!—and our supporters blessed us with their overwhelming support during the Good Giving Guide Challenge, helping us to raise $27,520 and ranking us third among the other | Continue Reading
Dec 22, 2016 by GleanKY
By now, you’ve seen the statistics. 2016 has been a year full of red letter days for us: January 27th – We began our 7-days a week gleaning partnership with Lucky’s Market. March 7th – We hired our first Development Director to ensure our mission would continue for years to come. June 2nd – We joined the Hunger Task Force to advocate for our neighbors at the state level. August | Continue Reading