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  March 20th, 2020 marks Glean Kentucky’s 10th birthday! Please join us in celebration of the work we’ve accomplished together to minimize food waste and nourish the Commonwealth. We’ll gather at Eckert’s Orchard in Versailles for an evening of delicious snacks, celebratory drinks, and special announcements about what our 10th year has in store.   The event begins at 5:30PM and the evening’s remarks will be given at 7PM. Attendees | Continue Reading
February 12, 2020— The Association of Gleaning Organizations is proud to announce their selection of Stephanie Wooten as a Founding Member of their Board of Directors. Wooten has served as Glean Kentucky’s Executive Director since 2014. As the organization’s first full-time staff member, Wooten has gained years of experience in strategic growth and community-building. It was this experience that led to Wooten’s selection for national board service.   Glean Kentucky | Continue Reading
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