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Author Archives:Stephanie Wooten

Oct 07, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
October 1st marked my fifth anniversary with GleanKY. As I reflect on this milestone, I’m overwhelmed with memories of people working so incredibly hard for our mission. From everyone who has served on our board, to all of the staff members I’ve been fortunate to have on my team, to the hundreds of volunteers who have carried out our mission, to the donors who have trusted us with their treasure, | Continue Reading
Sep 09, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
We are so excited to partner with WKYT to highlight the work we do across Central Kentucky. In August, we showcased our partnership with Eckert’s Orchard and the Food Pantry of Woodford County. Weekly, Eckert’s sets aside their surplus and imperfect produce to share with those in Woodford County who lack access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables. GleanKY volunteers box and haul the produce to Woodford County agencies, like | Continue Reading
Aug 12, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
Every Wednesday in July, I set up shop in a different city in Central Kentucky and got to know what gleaning means to communities across the region. I met new people, reconnected with others and thought a lot about how to lead a regional organization. I had such a great time, I’m hitting the road again this fall to learn about how GleanKY can make an impact across the state. | Continue Reading
Jul 08, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
This summer, I’m hitting the road and hosting open office hours around Central Kentucky! Check out my schedule below and stop by and say hi. If you’d like to reserve a specific meeting time with me, send a note to stephanie@gleanky.org. Wednesday, July 10 11am – 2pm @ Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe (235 W. Broadway St, Frankfort) Wednesday, July 17 11am – 2pm @ Amsden Coffee Club (151 S Main St, | Continue Reading
Jun 11, 2019 by Stephanie Wooten
Change is always difficult, but we were excited to make the move to a bigger office space earlier this month. The Plantory played a key role in the growth of GleanKY over the last 2.5 years. More than an office space, the Plantory provided endless opportunities for networking and collaboration and played host to many committee meetings, board meetings, and our annual open house. As GleanKY’s operations have grown to | Continue Reading