harvesting for the hungry


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
The season of giving is right around the corner and one of the top events that kicks off our year end campaign is the Thoroughbred Classic. GleanKY has been beneficiary for the annual 5K for three years to raise money for our mission, as well as several other worthy organizations. I asked the race directors from the Bluegrass Running Club to tell us about the race and a bit about | Continue Reading
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