Kentucky Harvest

About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to end local hunger by connecting with food donors and engaging volunteers to rescue excess food and move it from those who have it to those in need.

Our Vision

The vision for Kentucky Harvest is to continue to develop local partnerships by connecting food companies with charities while leveraging our network of volunteers to focus on reducing food waste and getting usable food to the hungry in our local community.

How We Serve

Check out this quick video to learn more about who we are and what we do!

How We Serve

Check out this quick video to learn more about who we are and what we do!

Our Story

Kentucky Harvest was founded in 1987 because food was going to waste that could be rescued and served to people that desperately need it. Kentucky Harvest rescues both perishable and non-perishable food and delivers it to those in need.

Kentucky Harvest has one program and its called People Helping People. We rescue leftover and surplus food from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, companies, schools and food drives and then deliver it to homeless shelters, addiction recovery centers, children’s centers, churches, food pantries and other organizations where it is needed. This is food that would otherwise go to waste. We fill a gap in the community because unlike a food pantry, we get perishable food to people who are hungry in our area – that same day!

2022 Highlights

In 2022, our volunteers rescued over 2.7 million pounds of food and delivered it to 85 recipient organizations saving them over $4.4 million in estimated food costs so they can focus on programs that help make our community stronger. This food resulted in nearly 2.3 million meals for people in our communities who needed them. That’s over 6,000 meals per day!

2022 Annual Report

2022 Form 990

Staff Members

Heather Suell Stewart

Executive Director

Marc Curtis

Director of Operations

Felicia Adkins

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Jerry Gob – Board Chair – nSight Medical
Cindy Adkins- Vice Chair – Retired from Cardinal Health
Amy Ellis Smith – Secretary – Retired Attorney
Christopher Black – Finance Chair – Quantix 
Rebecca Boylan – Humana 
Andrea Brady – C2 Strategic Communications
Brian Crilly – Papa John’s International, Inc.
Matt Ferreri – Brighthouse Financial 
Emir Galijatovic – Humana
Julie A. Hinson – Advanced Lifeline Services, Inc.
James Kiggins – Sysco Louisville
Grant Lewis – Deloitte
Gary Spence – Republic Bank
Shane Schlatter – Exodus Family Ministries

Our Program

Kentucky Harvest has only one program. It’s called People Helping People and it has been going on in our community since 1987. Kentucky Harvest picks up and delivers food to 80+ nonprofit partners across the Kentuckiana area. We rescue food that would have been discarded and we deliver it to homeless shelters, children’s centers, churches, addiction recovery centers, and other non-profits. We delivered over 2.7 million meals last year, that’s 7,500 meals per day!
Hunger – or food insecurity, as it is now being called is real. One in 7 people struggle with food insecurity each day – that’s one in 6 children – having to make choices between eating and paying bills, or buying medicine that they need to survive. Take, for example, the woman that is in an addiction recovery program at the Healing Place with her 2 children, or the man at Greater St. Mark who has lost his wife and his job, but still has 3 kids to feed and needs a little help to get by until things turn around – those are the people that Kentucky Harvest helps through the organizations that support them. They get fed and they feed their children while still being able to focus on getting sober or finding a new home, a stable living environment and a job.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. Our privacy policy is simple: we collect no information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. In addition, we do not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information about you to any third parties. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information that we collect. If you have questions about our privacy practices, you can contact us at the postal or email address posted on this site.