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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
Every Wednesday in July, I set up shop in a different city in Central Kentucky and got to know what gleaning means to communities across the region. I met new people, reconnected with others and thought a lot about how to lead a regional organization. I had such a great time, I’m hitting the road again this fall to learn about how GleanKY can make an impact across the state. | Continue Reading
This time of year, you’ll hear us talking a lot about it being our ‘peak season’ – the time when we’re out gleaning at our highest capacity. It’s when we start getting calls from farms, orchards, and home gardeners, and when even our grocery partners have more for us than usual. What’s even more surprising to me is that this season seems to keep getting longer on either end – | Continue Reading
This summer, I’m hitting the road and hosting open office hours around Central Kentucky! Check out my schedule below and stop by and say hi. If you’d like to reserve a specific meeting time with me, send a note to stephanie@gleanky.org. Wednesday, July 10 11am – 2pm @ Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe (235 W. Broadway St, Frankfort) Wednesday, July 17 11am – 2pm @ Amsden Coffee Club (151 S Main St, | Continue Reading