Happy Black History Month! This February, we’re celebrating the inspiring story of Michael and Margarita Pearl, owners of Pearl Family Farm in Parkville, Missouri.

The Pearls are a married couple who both come from farming backgrounds. They founded their farm with a vision to grow healthy food for their community while also preserving their land for future generations. Despite facing many challenges as Black farmers, including discrimination and lack of access to resources, the Pearls have persevered and built a thriving farm that is known for its high-quality produce and commitment to sustainable practices.

In addition to running their farm, the Pearls are also passionate about educating others about the importance of sustainable agriculture and empowering young people to become leaders in the food justice movement.

See the latest news in our February 2023 newsletter!

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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.

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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.