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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Giving options for your consideration

From John Shehane, ATH Senior Consultant:  While After the Harvest is dependent upon the charitable gifts of its donor-friends to be able to achieve its mission and future plans, we also want to gratefully acknowledge all the gifts we receive and to provide information about the different ways gifts can be made as a service [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

ATH’s generous supporters recognized at Silver Spade Awards

Take a bow! After the Harvest’s 2018 Silver Spade Awards were presented last week to volunteers and supporters who joined us in our efforts to help provide nourishing food for families, children and seniors in our region who are struggling with poverty and food insecurity. Said Executive Director Lisa Ousley, “I know that a lot [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Events, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Michelle looks back at when she needed help…and now volunteers at a food pantry

Many in our community are just a paycheck or job loss away from needing help. Michelle Miranda and her family hit on hard times some years ago, she sought help to feed her family...and now she's helping others. "I volunteer at a food pantry and I see other people going through the same thing my husband [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Over the “should”-ing, Tekia asked for some help, gets a boost and later a job from ATH

From ATH Gleaning Coordinator Tekia Thompson (pictured here with Grower Norman Vanbooven): "One of the best parts of my job as a gleaner is visiting with our farmers. Gosh, do I love me some Mr. Norman! He gives great hugs, is such a joy and is always giving me sound “country boy” advice as he calls it like [...]

All it takes is a little help from our friends…on Giving Tuesday

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley: All it takes is a little help from our friends. Last year, After the Harvest provided more than 5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for hungry families, children and seniors in our community. In 2019, we’ve been challenged to reach 6 million pounds. We think we can do [...]

ATH’s mission resonates with Board President Kelly Schwalbe

After the Harvest Board President Kelly Schwalbe (pictured here with wife Kathleen Fenton) is a farm boy through and through. He grew up on a southern Iowa farm, earned a BS in agricultural journalism and is now a partner in Sage Communications, providing marketing for agricultural and other clients. And he still keeps a hand [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Greens&Jeans 2018: We raised the roof and dollars to help others

Thanks to all who helped make Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser for After the Harvest 2018, a huge success. Our guests in the big barn and county fair tent at Cider Hill Family Orchard roasted marshmallows by the bonfire, played midway games, bid on wonderful raffle and silent auction items...and generally just whooped it up [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Greens&Jeans fun is in the works!

The Greens&Jeans Committee is working long hours to ensure a whoop-it-up good time on Sept. 15! If you haven’t yet reserved your table or bought your individual tickets for our largest and scoot-your-boots-BEST fundraiser of the year, please do it now as space (especially reserved tables of eight) is filling up fast! Just a reminder: [...]

By | June 30th, 2018|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Big night at Casual Animal

Cheers! Thanks to all who came out for our Casual Animal event last night! And thanks to "The Sugar Valley Social Club" for the music and fun! Congrats to the raffle winners! Casual Animal Brewery, a microbrewery producing small batch, all natural, hand crafted beer, has created and is tapping After the Harvest Local Motive Fruit Ale [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

From techie to part-time gleaner: Zach Callaway gets his hands dirty

Zach Callaway has been a techie for many years, but he’s grown to know that he has another side: he loves to get his hands dirty and dig in the dirt. He has discovered gardening…he loves it…and that affinity towards earth’s bounty will come in handy this growing season as Zach takes on the role [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Spotlight Stories|0 Comments