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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Blackberries Tomorrow in St. Joseph – Need 20 People!

We need 20 people tomorrow for a blackberry gleaning - this is at the wonderful Fred Messner's farm on I-69, just 5 minutes east of I-29. Super easy to get to and an organic farm. I know this is last minute, but he called today saying tomorrow we could have all of his 150 blackberry [...]

Gleanings, Market Pickups, and other Volunteer Opportunities

Corn, Zucchini, and Cucumber gleaners, Market Drivers, Office Helpers, and Virtual Helpers needed. Wellsville, KS every Monday and Saturday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. through Saturday, August 23rd. CORN! We are on our second 4-acre field. Have saved 8,000 lbs, but could have saved 20,000 lbs if we'd had enough help. Just sayin'.... Please join us!! [...]

20-Acre Corn Gleaning in Wellsville & More! Please help!‏

After the Harvest has a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to help with corn gleaning in Wellsville, KS July 7th through August 23rd, as well as other gleanings. A Cornucopia of Corn awaits us in Wellsville, Kansas 20 acres to be exact. That's 288,000 ears. That's a lot of corn!! We will be gleaning in Wellsville, Kansas [...]

By | July 4th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Volunteers Needed for Turnip Gleaning – July 2 and 3

Turnips in Marshall, MO, Wed. and Thurs., 7/2 and 7/3 9:00 - 2:00 - come when you can Hello All! Sorry for the late notice, but there are WAY more turnips in Marshall. Please forward this to all your friends, churches, scouts, home-schoolers, anyone that you know. I cannot get it all myself. The photo [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Kale in Marshall, Missouri on July 1: Need Volunteers

Kale in Marshall, Missour, Tuesday, July 1, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon - we need 10 volunteers and a field supervisor. Hi Everyone, We didn't have anyone sign up for Saturday, so I'm trying for tomorrow to get kale. Jim Thomas, our dear farmer in Marshall, says he could use us once a week to pick [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Need 10 Gleaners for KALE in Marshall, Missouri

Hi Everyone, Jim Thomas, our dear farmer in Marshall, MO has invited us to get hundreds of pounds of kale, TOMORROW (Sat., 6/28). This is fast picking, it's a lovely place, you can sit under the trees and have a picnic afterwards. Should be a great gleaning day.... cloudy! Call Karin @ 816-853-4460 for address. [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Strawberry Gleanings in Lawrence, Kansas

Hello Everyone! This is the moment we all have been waiting for: STRAWBERRIES!! Tuesday, 6/17, 9:00 a.m., Marshall, MO: Spinach & Lettuce Gleaning with a Picnic! I need 20 people to help pick or transport. I'll bring smoked ribs and home-made bread. Let's carpool, too! I need you! Wednesday, 6/18 and Friday, 6/20: Strawberries! 8:00 [...]

By | June 16th, 2014|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

New Gleaning Organization: After The Harvest

Important message from Lisa Ousley & Karin Page re: New gleaning organization   Hello Everyone! SoSA West closed on May 9th and we re-opened May 19th as After The Harvest. We are now a LOCALLY based hunger relief non-profit, gleaning fields and orchards and finding semi-truckloads of produce to feed hungry people. Being local will [...]

Gleaning Lettuce June 11 in Kingsville, Missouri

Hello Everyone! We were rained out for today's gleaning. We will try again tomorrow, Wednesday, June 11, 8:00 a.m. Powell Gardens has their own volunteers to pick the lettuce, we need 2-3 volunteers to re-pack the lettuce from lugs into cardboard boxes and help transport the lettuce to pantries. Call 816-853-4460 if you can help [...]

Volunteer Opportunities June 8 and 10

Hello Everyone! Spring was slow in coming, but now we are in the midst of gleaning season and need volunteers! Sunday, June 8th, 8 am - 11 am. I need 10-20 people to work at Josiah Chumba's lovely urban farm in Raytown. Josiah is an amazing man: he grows food not only for himself, but [...]