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Author Archives:Stephanie Wooten

  March 20th, 2020 marks Glean Kentucky’s 10th birthday! Please join us in celebration of the work we’ve accomplished together to minimize food waste and nourish the Commonwealth. We’ll gather at Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles for an evening of delicious snacks, celebratory drinks, and special announcements about what our 10th year has in store.   The event begins at 5:30PM and the evening’s remarks will be given at 7PM. Attendees | Continue Reading
February 12, 2020— The Association of Gleaning Organizations is proud to announce their selection of Stephanie Wooten as a Founding Member of their Board of Directors. Wooten has served as Glean Kentucky’s Executive Director since 2014. As the organization’s first full-time staff member, Wooten has gained years of experience in strategic growth and community-building. It was this experience that led to Wooten’s selection for national board service.   Glean Kentucky | Continue Reading
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