Be at the core of what we do.

Serving as the vital link between food waste and food insecurity, gleaners gather up fresh produce from a source (grocery store, farm, etc.) and immediately deliver it to a recipient site (food pantry, hunger agency, neighborhood ambassador, etc.) where it can be distributed to those in need.

Here’s how you can join us!


Step 1: Fill Out A Volunteer Application

Complete a volunteer application to let us know who you are and how you’d like to help.

Step 2: Attend A Volunteer Training

  • Glean With Us: Learn how to glean with us ‘in the field’ – either at a grocery, or on a farm. To schedule a time to get trained with a Glean Kentucky staff member, simply send an email to volunteer@gleanky.org – we’ll work with you to find a time to get together.

Step 3: Choose How You Glean

You can volunteer with Glean Kentucky in one or more of the following ways:

  • Scheduled Gleanings: Find and sign up for regularly scheduled gleaning opportunities at farms, farmers markets and grocery.
  • Rapid Response Team: Join our Rapid Response team to receive text message alerts about on-call gleaning opportunities.
  • Plant It Forward: Dedicate part of your garden to gleaning purposes.

Step 4: Record Your Gleaning

After gleaning, volunteers fill out this short form to help us collect data.