harvesting for the hungry


GleanKY is excited to introduce Deirdre Mikolajcik, our new Community Outreach & Development VISTA through the Americorps program! She’ll be working with GleanKY for the next year, helping us better serve more communities throughout Kentucky. Read a little more about her here:  From Deirdre: “Deirdre Mikolajcik holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kentucky and has published articles on economics and gender in the Victorian novel. She is | Continue Reading
The Junior League of Lexington has partnered with GleanKY to support the apple program. Every week, GleanKY sends a team of volunteers to Reed Valley Orchard to collect wind fallen apples. Last year, the cost of our apple program was $2,600. The Junior League of Lexington granted GleanKY with a check of $1,300 to cover half the costs.   On November 2, the Junior League of Lexington got to work | Continue Reading
Some of GleanKY’s most active and vital volunteers are those who spend a considerable portion of their retirement helping us connect excess produce to those who need it. It turns out, many of our volunteers are also busy all over the area with other groups when they’re not out gleaning with us.   Recently, I was leading a small group of volunteers at UK’s Research Farm, when one of our | Continue Reading
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
On October 20, GleanKY and Thrivent Financial are partnering for a Day at the Orchard at Eckerts in Woodford County. GleanKY supporters are invited to attend but must RSVP. We asked Shelby, of Thrivent, a few questions below. The link to RSVP and to learn more about Thrivent is included.       Hey Shelby! What is Thrivent Financial? For more than a century, Thrivent has been helping Christians build | Continue Reading