From Hungry To Healthy

Hope is in your hands

Fresh fruits and vegetables are going to waste. There are thousands of hungry people in the Greater Kansas City area in need of nourishing, healthy food. Enter After the Harvest. 

We work to reduce waste, rescuing produce that’s good enough to eat and not pretty enough to sell. This rescued produce ends up on hungry families’ tables, instead of in a landfill or rotting in the field. But we don’t do it alone. Thanks to thousands of volunteers, growers and financial donors, After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, brings apples, berries, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, peaches and many other kinds of healthy fruits and vegetables, completely free of charge, to agencies feeding our hungry neighbors.

We can do more. You hold the power right in your own two hands. Here’s how all of us, working together, can continue to rescue millions of pounds of healthy food for hungry people… 

GLEAN

Glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and orchards so nothing goes to waste.

PICK UP

Pick up already harvested leftover produce from farmers markets, farm stands and other locations.

PROCURE

Procure semi-truckloads of produce no longer destined for stores, usually due to slight imperfections.

See all the fun from our 2022 Amaizing Sweet Corn Glean-A-Thon and Festival!

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Stay up to date on upcoming gleanings, ATH news, and upcoming events.

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Share our mission to fight food insecurity by making a donation online.

ATH donates produce to agencies that serve hungry people. Partner with us!

Sign up to rescue excess produce from local farmers markets

See all the ways you can help our staff with office projects and more

Check out our gleaning calendar to sign up and help us in the fields!

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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

With so many ways to give, glean, gather, grow and get involved, we can’t wait to welcome you to After the Harvest. Take your pick.

DONATE

It doesn’t take much to do a lot. The time is now: Feeding America estimates that 43 million people in the U.S. didn’t have enough food in 2021 (pre-pandemic–35 million). The crisis of food insecurity in our region due to the pandemic is far from over.

One single dollar can provide more than eight pounds of produce. Every dollar supports gleaning and helps us bring in semi-truckloads of fresh produce that might otherwise be thrown away. Give today.

VOLUNTEER

From families and groups, to individuals, organizations and corporations, After the Harvest volunteers of all ages glean, manage events, fundraise and even represent us as Yambassadors. Find out how you can help.

OUR IMPACT

It’s a simple mission, yet our impact is powerful. We fight hunger and improve nutrition with fresh produce that not only fills the belly, but also nourishes the body. All while reducing food waste.