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Hey farms, orchards, and gardens all over Central Kentucky! As we all gear up for another busy gleaning season, here’s a reminder about GleanKY as an outlet for your excess produce. Thanks to our produce donors in 2018, we were able to distribute over a quarter million pounds of fresh produce to 96 different feeding programs throughout the Bluegrass, feeding an estimated 30,000 Kentuckians. If you find yourself with excess | Continue Reading
  As GleanKY’s work grows, so too does the need for a greater number of volunteer leaders throughout the state. Given our limited staff, these volunteers are essential to our ability to respond quickly and reliably to farms, orchards, and farmers markets with excess produce – wherever they are, they allow GleanKY’s mission to carry on.   One thing I hear a lot from these folks is the need to | Continue Reading
GleanKY is participating in Kentucky Gives Day on May 14! Last year, GleanKY raised over $5,000 in the 24 hour event. We also had a Live Facebook Fundraiser which made the staff play fun games as we reached milestones in our fundraising. It was such fun for the staff to work together to raise money like on air. Did you miss it last year? You can watch it here!   | Continue Reading
We’ve been making friends with some wonderful people doing important food-systems work in the tri-state area for awhile now. When we were invited to participate in a panel discussion on Food Innovation at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati this week, we jumped on the opportunity to spend the day learning about the work being done to address food waste and food insecurity in the region.   Ben and I first traveled | Continue Reading
  The picture above is a word cloud consisting of your words, your reasons to give to GleanKY.   This year, I conducted a survey with our donors from 2018. Whether they gave $1 or $1,000, I wanted to hear back from everyone about why they give to GleanKY. The results were beyond amazing. I want to thank everyone for their time and energy in answering my survey. You have | Continue Reading