Ben Southworth: "Ben is a native of Lexington and is a lover of food, music, and agriculture. He has been a member of GleanKY's staff for three years and currently serves as the organization's Program Director, working to carry out the organization's mission of reducing hunger and food waste. He works directly with volunteers, farmers, and hunger-relief programs throughout Central Kentucky to connect excess fresh produce with those facing food insecurity.
Prior to working with GleanKY, Ben studied at The University of Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration, minoring in Music Performance on the trombone. During that time, he also served as General Manager at UK’s student-run radio station, WRFL Lexington, and worked summers at For Pete’s Sake Farm.
During his free time, Ben sharpens his skills as a woodworker, and occasionally moonlights doing home renovation work.
Ben believes strongly in healthy food as abasicright,aswellastheimportance of supporting local agriculture, and is grateful for work that aligns with these beliefs. He’s also thankful for the unique and vital role Good Foods plays in Central Kentucky’s food and economic system."