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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
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
Jan 11, 2017 by GleanKY
  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
Dana and Trudie Reed have made a difference in the lives of thousands. By opening up their orchard to our gleaners each year, they empower us to provide fresh apples, pears, squash, and pumpkins to 35 feeding programs across Central Kentucky. These 35 agencies work diligently to serve people of all walks of life who find themselves food-insecure and we’re honored to be able to supplement their services with fresh | Continue Reading