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Author Archives:Jordan Engel

May 07, 2018 by Jordan Engel
Hello Friends, After two years as GleanKY’s Fayette County Service Coordinator, Jordan Engel is moving to Atlanta, GA with his partner as she pursues her Masters Degree in Public Health at Emory University. While we are saddened at the prospect of losing his knowledge, passion and camaraderie to the pecans and peaches of Georgia, we can’t wait to hear about his future endeavors as whatever Jordan chooses to do next, | Continue Reading
May 01, 2018 by Jordan Engel
  A little over two years ago, Lucky’s Market opened its doors in Lexington, providing a source of fresh produce in a part of the city that lacked a major grocery store. With the news this week that Lucky’s has decided to close, we’re saddened that our community will be losing such a good resource.   From the start, the Lucky’s staff have been amazing advocates for reducing food waste. | Continue Reading
Apr 11, 2018 by Jordan Engel
Last year, GleanKY excitedly attended the inaugural International Gleaners Symposium in Salt Lake City. We came back from that conference inspired and reassured that we’re not alone in this work. Last week, we met with our gleaner friends from around the country (and Canada) last weekend in Atlanta to once again inspire and learn from one another.   About 16 organizations were represented at the 2nd annual symposium. Some, like | Continue Reading
Feb 23, 2018 by Jordan Engel
    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! While gleaning is really pretty easy, there are a few things we need to go over before you get started. All trainings will last under an hour and include:     an introduction to our staff how our gleaning | Continue Reading
New Volunteers   Are you curious what gleaning is all about? Come to one of our upcoming volunteer trainings in Lexington to learn more about how you can help prevent food waste and fight hunger in our community. Simply put, gleaning and food redistribution depend on passionate volunteers who are willing to do the dirty work of rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste. It’s not glamorous. It can | Continue Reading