“An ounce of action is worth a ton…”

“An ounce of action is worth a ton…”

“An ounce of action is worth a ton…” Ralph Waldo Emerson Most people don’t deal in “tons” for anything they do.  I certainly never had.  In fact, I had trouble imagining a “ton” of anything.  For perspective, here are some things that weigh about a ton: A baby...
It’s Not Just About Food!

It’s Not Just About Food!

How do you turn 1,000 pounds of packaged produce into one small bag of garbage? Glean Kentucky is about feeding people but that’s not all we do!  The first thing we do is rescue produce from landfills.  As this wonderful infographic from The National Resources Defense...
2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Read Our 2021 Annual Report Here 2021 was a big year for us – a shift back towards the direction of normalcy for our programming, and for many of our partners. We saw some great traction as we started our second year of work in South Central Kentucky, returned...
Grocery Gleaners Needed in Bowling Green!

Grocery Gleaners Needed in Bowling Green!

Volunteers needed! Spring has sprung and slowly but surely we are restarting retail grocery gleaning in Bowling Green!  So far, in 2022, we have been able to redirect over 7,000 pounds of produce from landfills to families in need.  Adding the retail grocery gleaning...
Life Unplanned: Volunteers Needed!

Life Unplanned: Volunteers Needed!

A Great Start We gleaned retail grocery for three days. I was over-the-moon at the quality and amount of produce we rescued and donated. Lifting the produce boxes was challenging but it felt good at the end of the day. The food pantries were thrilled and the process...
Our next chapter begins this summer.

Our next chapter begins this summer.

After careful consideration, I have decided that 2022 will be my last year as Glean Kentucky’s Executive Director. My last decade with Glean Kentucky, first as a Board Member and then as the organization’s first full-time employee, has brought me some of the...