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Dec 15, 2015 by GleanKY
  “Thanks for the zucchini and squash. Can you tell us how to prepare it? Many of our recipients have never seen them before!”   In my role as Gleaning Coordinator, I have heard this statement or something very similar at our recipient sites. With little knowledge of some types of produce, many at our recipient sites just don’t know how to process, prepare, and cook everything donated. GleanKY understands | Continue Reading
Dec 08, 2015 by GleanKY
Here at GleanKY, we are committed to building relationships to better address the nutritional needs of our recipients. We won’t get to meet every recipient of our fresh produce or shake the hand of every individual who volunteers at our 60 partner agencies, but we keep the people we meet and the stories we hear in our hearts when we make every strategic decision. How can we better reach people like Betsy | Continue Reading
Dec 01, 2015 by GleanKY
Every Thursday at her home in the East End of Lexington, Rosie receives produce from Good Foods Market. After a full day of cleaning houses, she prepares meals at her small church on Thursday night for those on her street, in her church, and in her community. She may only serve 50 food-insecure individuals each week, but it is through her actions and her ability to empathize that she is | Continue Reading
Nov 24, 2015 by GleanKY
GleanKY supplies agencies with fresh, quality, edible produce free of charge and ask that they pass on this level of integrity and access to their recipients. These quotes collected from the over 60 partner agencies that receive GleanKY produce speak to our collective efforts to make better food available to more people. “The fresh vegetables served help us to have a more balanced diet.” – Lighthouse Ministries “GleanKY improves the selection of | Continue Reading
Nov 20, 2015 by GleanKY
  Every night before close at Aldi, Barbara, a manager, would gather 3 or 4 carts of produce and take them to the dumpster.  She was crushed that she had to throw away something she knew could help nourish the hungry.  There were perfectly edible bananas with brown spots and apples with slight discoloration, packages of strawberries with one strawberry moldy and the others ripe, and broccoli without a trace | Continue Reading