How to Become a Gleaner

Vol Info Chat 2014

Please register here – tell us what day you’d like to attend 

For for more information, contact us at: faithfeedslex@gmail.com or call 859-444-4769

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You are invited to the 6th annual

Heirloom Seed Sale 2014

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

9 am – 2 pm

Woodland Christian Church

530 E. High Street, Lexington, KY

With exhibitors:

Leslie Wells, Master Gardener, Extension Service

Kate Horning, Health Coach, Chef and Author of Healthy Living Redefined

Seedleaf

CLUCK

See You after

The Heirloom Seed Sale is one of our annual fundraisers.  We value home gardening and the practice of sustaining heirloom varieties.

Find Heirloom Seed Catalog HERE. 

We partner with individuals and community gardeners who join us in the fight to end hunger by Planting a Row for the Hungry – growing extra produce for donation to people in need.  Let us know if you are interested in this program and you can receive a free packet of seeds to grow for the hungry (as quantities allow).

Thank you to our supporters:

lexmark-logo               Woodland Christian LogoFaytette Seed                   Baumann Paper           

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Gleaning has earned a place in Kentucky!

2013 was a stellar year for gleaning!  Ending the year with over 143,000 pounds of fresh, edible fruits and vegetables saved from becoming waste and redirected to thousands of people in need through our growing partnerships hunger programs, government agencies, faith communities and neighborhood ambassadors!

Stats at a Glance – change from 2012 stats

Girl Scouts harvesting for the hungry from their gleaning garden at Hill-n-Dale Church.

Girl Scouts harvesting for the hungry from their gleaning garden at Hill-n-Dale Church.

143,621 pounds – 77% increase

606 gleaning trips – 92% increase

Average pounds per trip – 278 lb

Range of pounds per trip – 5 lb to 3,524 lb

Delivering apples gleaned at Reed Valley Orchard to God's Pantry Food Bank for distribution.

Delivering apples gleaned at Reed Valley Orchard to God’s Pantry Food Bank for distribution.

303 days of the year – 26% increase

118 days with 1 gleaning trip – 63% decrease

100 days with 2 gleaning trip – 112% increase

70 days with 3 gleaning trip – 600% increase

9 days with 4 gleaning trip – 900% increase

5 days with 5 gleaning trip – first time

1 days with 6 gleaning trip – first time

Volunteers picking up excess produce at Costco, our newest gleaning partner.

Volunteers picking up excess produce at Costco, our newest gleaning partner.

19 gleaning partners [sources of gleaned produce] – 26% increase

51 distribution partners – 61% increase

Over 300 volunteers – 100% increase

1,894 volunteer hours – 28% increase

Exceeding our Goal in the GoodGiving Guide Challenge

The Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing celebrates great successes in the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge!  4074 donors giving over $1.6 million to local nonprofits!

The Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing celebrates great successes in the 2013 GoodGiving Guide Challenge! 4074 donors giving over $1.6 million to local nonprofits!

In the 2012 GoodGiving Guide Challenge, our first year of formal fundraising, we were amazed at reaching our goal of $10,000.  Boldly doubling our goal in 2013 resulted in tremendous validation as we soared past to over $23,000!

Along with reaching our goal, your support allowed us to “win” a $15,000 endowment at the Blue Grass Community Foundation – forming the building blocks of sustainability.

Gleaning has earned a place in KY!

Our 2012 fundraising allowed us to grow tremendously this past year and, with your continued support, we are excited to see what happens this year.

Our successes could not be reached without our volunteers and supporters, like these donors in the GoodGiving Guide Challenge!

Thank you for your investment in gleaning to reduce waste and ease hunger with nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables!

We are grateful to 148 donors who gave during the GoodGiving Guide Challenge.

We are grateful to 148 donors who gave during the GoodGiving Guide Challenge.

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Exciting Updates!

102000We have exceeded 100,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables gleaned this year!

Faith Feeds|GleanKY had tremendous growth this year in gleaning partners, volunteers, recipients and donors!

Premier Jewelry PartyYou are invited to a Premier Jewelry Open House!

Hosted by Leslie Littrell

Thursday, November 21

5 – 7 pm

1384 Strawberry Lane, Lexington, KY 40502

A generous percentage of your purchase will be donated to Faith Feeds|GleanKY!

Print off invitations to share here.

GoodGiving_Button_2012GoodGiving Guide Challenge Update

Thanks to our generous donors, we have several great things happening in this years challenge.

#1 – We won the opening day incentive.  We were in the top 10 to first raise $7,500 with at least 50 individual donors – winning a $7,500 endowment at the Blue Grass Community Foundation!

#2 – We won a laser printer from Lexmark by raising at least $500 in one day [11/11/13].

#3 – We are nearly halfway to our $20,000 goal and have until December 31 to get there!

Donate Now at www.goodgivingguide.net/faithfeeds

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