$100 provides 1600 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to KY’s hungry
Thanks to our GoodGiving Guide Challenge Sponsor Match
2014 Gleaning Tally
Ongoing Gleaning Tally
Since June 2010:
PO Box 4448
Lexington, KY 40544
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You are invited to the 6th annual
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
9 am – 2 pm
Woodland Christian Church
530 E. High Street, Lexington, KY
Leslie Wells, Master Gardener, Extension Service
Kate Horning, Health Coach, Chef and Author of Healthy Living Redefined
The Heirloom Seed Sale is one of our annual fundraisers. We value home gardening and the practice of sustaining heirloom varieties.
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:
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
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
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
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
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!
Faith Feeds|GleanKY had tremendous growth this year in gleaning partners, volunteers, recipients and donors!
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.
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!