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Author Archives:Stephanie Wooten

Oct 09, 2018 by Stephanie Wooten
This is a question we’ve heard a few times this year and, we’re happy you asked! Burgers & Beats was our primary fundraiser for 5 years and, boy, did we have a great time putting it on every year. This year, we decided to give Burgers & Beats a break and try a couple other fundraising events:   We gave galas a try in September when we hosted The Garden | Continue Reading
Sep 04, 2018 by Stephanie Wooten
This op-ed was written by Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles. It has appeared in print in Kentucky Today, Georgetown News-Graphic, Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era, and Northern Kentucky Tribune.   In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells his listeners a parable, foreshadowing Judgment Day. In the middle of that story, the Son of Man says, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave | Continue Reading
Aug 06, 2018 by Stephanie Wooten
Just In Time Delivery is a common phrase among non-profits working to solve hunger. The idea is that food is delivered from it’s source (a grocery, farm, food bank) immediately before a scheduled distribution. This ensures that food distributed to the community is as fresh as possible and that smaller feeding agencies don’t have the burden of storing food for long periods of time. To GleanKY, this phrase means something | Continue Reading
Jun 11, 2018 by Stephanie Wooten
We’re looking for individuals who have a passion for our work and aren’t shy about sharing it with others! Sound like you? Our Outreach Team supports GleanKY’s mission by promoting our work at tabling events, speaking engagements, and networking events. And, joining the Team is easy!   At each of the following trainings, we’ll walk through the basics of how we share our message and everyone will leave with the tools | Continue Reading
Dec 05, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
It has become one of GleanKY’s favorite traditions. Every December, after we’ve gleaned as many pumpkins as we can get our hands on, GleanKY volunteers gather to process 100 pumpkins into 100 pumpkin pies. We puree the locally harvested pumpkins, add ingredients donated from a local grocery store, and freeze the pie filling for distribution to our network of agencies just in time for the holidays.   Each year, what | Continue Reading