Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Burgers & Beats picnic at Wallace Station July 17 will support GleanKY, which collects food for the hungry

Sunday, July 17 is the day for Burgers & Beats, the largest annual fundraiser for GleanKY, a six-year-old nonprofit that has saved over 950,000 pounds of produce from waste piles and distributed the food to people and groups who feed Central Kentucky’s hungry.

Burgers & Beats is a picnic-style event from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wallace Station, with food from the kitchen of chef Ouita Michel, musical entertainment from The Swells, a silent auction, and games and other activities for children. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the event; tickets for children 5 to 12 are $10. To buy tickets, call 859-444-4769 or go to the GleanKY website.

"We’re working with more organizations and people than ever before," GleanKY says. "It is our belief that no one should lack fresh produce while produce is thrown away. Proceeds from Burgers & Beats allow us to sustain this work year-round, reducing food waste and getting fresh produce to those who need it most."

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