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


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


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

After the Harvest has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability and others to expand produce recovery area. 

Gleaners, produce rescue drivers! Sign up now to help this season from May to Nov. (sometimes earlier or later). Come join us. 

Read about spring renewal with ATH! Dig into all of the ways you, your family and co-workers can become involved.

Find out about and join the VEG (Vegetable Emergency Glean) Squad this season. Come to the Beet ‘n’ Greet May 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

ATH is in the news locally and nationally. Learn more as we continue to rescue produce for hungry people in our area.  

There’s a sticky situation going on at After the Harvest. And it’s a good thing! Check out the story behind our volunteer ID stickers.

Pick or pick up produce for your agency feeding hungry people. Join forces with us to provide nutrition to those in need.

Growers, we’ll harvest or pick up your excess produce and deliver it to those in need. Growing for good for Kansas City.

Come help make a difference in our neighbors’ lives. Small businesses to large corporations team build at gleanings. 

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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.


It doesn’t take much to do a lot. Your help is especially needed when so many are in need during this pandemic. 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.


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


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.