harvesting for the hungry

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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
Just a couple weeks ago, we were called to glean produce that was used to dress the set of The Stand-In (filmed right in Versailles)! We get these sorts of calls more than you might realize – from a hospital with extra boxes of vegetables, or after an event with a lot of leftover produce.   We also love gleaning home gardens, and even pick up unclaimed CSA shares from a handful of | Continue Reading
We’re off to a great start this year at GleanKY, with our volunteers and staff having already made over 150 gleaning trips in 2019. (I thought this was supposed to be our ‘slow season,’ right?!) As we gear up for another big year of work, we plan on gleaning more than any year before – meaning we need all the gleaners we can get.   Through May (or so), we’ll | Continue Reading