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Author Archives:Stephanie Wooten

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
Oct 31, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
GleanKY will be hosting our Annual Open House on February 8th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30. We hope you’ll join us for an evening of celebration and appreciation as we reflect on how we’ve grown and announce our plans for the future. We’ll be serving local drinks and seasonal treats at our home base: The Plantory – 501 W. 6th Street, Suite 250, Lexington. Stay tuned for more details on what we | Continue Reading
Sep 29, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
Hello, my name is William Torres and I am the new Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA at GleanKY!   I am currently a 4th year Public Health student at U.K. and I have been passionate about alleviating food insecurity since I was a kid. It started with my mother making my brother and me volunteer at the neighborhood soup kitchen. This experience opened my eyes to how hunger issues are prevalent | Continue Reading
Jun 30, 2017 by Stephanie Wooten
  GleanKY was honored to be recognized as a Classy Awards Finalist this month. The award recognizes 10 innovative nonprofits and social enterprises working to address complex social problems in creative and impactful ways.   Our nomination for this award took our program director, Rachael, and me on an adventure to Boston that included participating in The Collaborative, a three day conference for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, funders and tech companies interested in social | Continue Reading