Gleaning

We work with farmers in Missouri and Kansas to glean their fields and orchards after the harvest, to gather up produce left behind by mechanical equipment and pickers. This fresh, locally grown food is delivered to food pantries and feeding agencies in close proximity to the farm where it is gleaned.

Already Picked and Packed

We also work with excess, graded out, or rejected produce that cannot be sold for market reasons. This food may come from commercial farms, produce packing companies, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and more. We work in Missouri and Kansas, and can locate nearby food banks that will take larger quantities, and food pantries and agencies that will take smaller quantities.

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ATH brings nearly 1,000 lbs. of superfood kale to our hungry neighbors

From contributor Sara Jane Crane--Kale, one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet, has been making a big appearance in donations to our area's food kitchens and pantries. Area farmers have been very generous in providing fields of greens for gleaning this Spring. After the Harvest and its volunteers have succeeded in gleaning 583 [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Produce Bites|0 Comments

Season Ending Volunteer Opportunities…and Thank You!‏

The season is really winding down - I only have two farms that still have food for us to glean. One is in south KC and the other in KCK. Friday, Nov. 7, 9:00-12:00, we will be close to 71 Hwy and MO-150 gleaning Siberian kale, radishes, and possibly some Serrano peppers (if they made it through the frost). Start time 9:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 10:00-12:30, we will be in KCK gleaning turnips and lettuce. Start time 10:00 a.m.

By | November 6th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

KCTV5 Highlights After the Harvest in “Faces of Kansas City”

KCTV5 featured After the Harvest as part of their "Faces of Kansas City" series in this October 30, 2014 news report. “It's obscene. It's a crime that all of that food is wasted while all of those people are hungry and a large part of the food that's wasted is produce that is simply not pretty enough for the store," said Lisa Ousley, the executive director of After the Harvest.

By | November 1st, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

Lisa Ousley Talks Gleaning, Happy Hour on KKFI 90.1 FM

Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, was a guest on "EcoRadio KC", a weekly radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM community radio station, to talk about efforts to glean food from farms and get them into pantries.

By | October 15th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

KCTV5 talks up “healthy food for hungry people”

Article published on KCTV5 website: The goal is “Healthy Food for Hungry People,” and the not-for-profit group, After the Harvest, has provided a whole lot of the former, which has helped a whole lot of the latter.

By | October 10th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

Karin Page Discusses Food Waste on KCUR 89.3 FM

Karin Page, program director with After the Harvest, was a guest on KCUR 89.3 FM radio show Central Standard on September 23, 2014 that focused on food waste in the U.S. food market. Karin was a guest on the show with Kristofor Husted, reporter with Kansas City-based Harvest Public Media. The media outlet produced a remarkable radio and print series on food waste called "Tossed Out."

By | September 23rd, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

The Packer: “There’s a lot left for hungry people…”

The Packer featured After the Harvest this week in an article and video: There's a lot left for hungry people 'After the Harvest' - See more at: http://www.thepacker.com/fruit-vegetable-news/Theres-a-lot-left-for-hungry-people-After-the-Harvest-274808171.html#sthash.efS2OczN.dpuf

By | September 13th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

August 8-23: Volunteer to Help Glean

Hi all, Call or text me before 9:00 p.m. if you can help: 816-853-4460. I am not able to read e-mails from the field. Friday, August 8th, 8:30 am- 1,000 pounds of tomatoes in Lawrence, KS and apples in KC, KS. Please bring boxes if you can help pick tomatoes and plastic bags for the apples. Saturday, [...]

By | August 7th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

August 7-9: Gleaning in St. Joe, KCK

Karin reports: I have been..... gleaning! Today we picked 665 lbs. peppers, tomatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers and eggplant from St. Gabriel's Youth Garden. North Missouri Produce Auction donated 2,172 lb. of green beans, and Kottowitz Farm donated 2,000 lbs. of tomatoes. Tomorrow 8/7 and Saturday 8/9, we will be in St. Joseph picking blackberries and Friday, [...]

Saturday, Corn.  Sunday, Potatoes!

Hi all, Call me if you can help. 816-853-4460. POTATOES - white, red, and Irish Cobbler are being donated by Joe Steineger, this Sunday, 3:00 p.m. start time. This is first pick - come watch the tractor till under the leafy green potato plants and leave piles of potatoes on top of the dirt! Then jump in and [...]