The Faces of Food Insecurity Aren’t What You Might Think By Victoria Cherrie Director of Development Brandi James was in her early 20s when her husband was murdered during an altercation with a landlord over their rental property. Widowed with a 2 and 4-year-old, she had no playbook for life and no savings to support […]
Kids love kale (and apples and potatoes and…) By Suzy Conaway (longtime VEG Squad and Produce Rescue Driver volunteer. Pictured here in her all white “gleaning uniform”.) Okay. Maybe kids don’t like to eat kale, but they love gleaning it! I’ve been with After the Harvest since its beginning and I’ve gleaned with lots of […]
Our work to provide healthy food to hungry people is essential and we need your help. Here are just a few reasons we think you’ll love becoming an After the Harvest volunteer!
From After the Harvest Executive Director Lisa Ousley: More and more in today’s society, compassion—helping others on the most basic human level—seems to have become a dirty word. And mean-spiritedness seems to be spreading like wildfire with no water in sight. Well, I don’t accept the premise that “mean” is okay. I choose to fight […]
By After the Harvest Gleaning Coordinator Minnie O’Grady Aren’t sandboxes just the greatest? Do you remember the absolute wonder of unearthing undiscovered treasure? Compelled by the excitement of not knowing what you might find next? That is how I felt on my first day gleaning at Voigt’s Farm. In the sunny field, I squatted down […]