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Author Archives:Ben Southworth

Nov 07, 2018 by Ben Southworth
Sydney Wilk is still fairly new to volunteering with GleanKY, but has already had some great experiences in her time with us. Read on to learn about her experiences:   ‘When I first heard the concept of gleaning I instantly loved the idea of distributing excess produce to those who did not have access to it and who were eager to receive. Being a firm believer in the accessibility of | Continue Reading
Oct 15, 2018 by Ben Southworth
Volunteers like Barb are the backbone of our work – without their work, there’s simply no way we could accomplish our mission. Barb floats throughout several of our recurring volunteer spots, finding different work each week to help us keep commitments to our recipients and sources.   From Barb: ‘I’ve been volunteering for Glean Kentucky for almost a year now. I did not realize that there were so many resources | Continue Reading
Sep 06, 2018 by Ben Southworth
Volunteers like Garth Lehman enable GleanKY to fulfill our mission of keeping produce from going to waste and making sure that it gets to people who need it. Garth has been volunteering with GleanKY for years and makes weekly gleaning trips to Good Foods Co-op, many times with his grandson Paxton in tow. This year alone, Garth has gleaned nearly 1500 Lbs. of produce for Rosie Phillips and Hope Center | Continue Reading
Sep 06, 2018 by Ben Southworth
We’re excited to introduce to you our new AmeriCorps VISTA, Madison McRill, who will be working with us for the next twelve months to conduct our annual program evaluation, improve our communication between counties, and much, much more. Read a quick message from her, saying hello!   “Hi there! My name is Madison McRill, and I am the current Community Outreach and Development Coordinator over here at GleanKY. You might | Continue Reading
One of GleanKY’s oldest partnerships and sources of produce is with the great folks at Reed Valley Orchard – Trudie and Dana have so graciously allowed us out at the orchard each fall for nearly a decade, where we glean windfallen apples. It’s one of our favorite places to glean, largely because it means we have a good chance to host big groups of volunteers – church members, student groups, | Continue Reading