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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We swoon for June–National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

By | May 13th, 2019|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Hope & healthy food on the table each month

After the Harvest’s Healthy Harvest Heroes is a get-it-done, passionate group who give monthly to make sure our hungry neighbors don’t have to fill their bellies with cheap, processed foods. They ensure that nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste get to those who need them most. Good health starts at the table  [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

ATH Outcomes Study: “Measuring our impact to make a difference”

After the Harvest recently commissioned an outcomes study, to demonstrate accountability and transparency in accomplishing our mission: to rescue healthy food for hungry people. Food agency clientele, food agency personnel, farmers, gleaning volunteers and internal and external stakeholders were interviewed by a team from the University of Kansas Medical Center, directed by Dr. Cheryl Gibson, [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Volunteer to help our hungry neighbors this gleaning season

By | March 8th, 2019|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Join the VEG Squad this gleaning season!

By | March 8th, 2019|Other Volunteer Opportunities, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you, thank you for all of your help in 2018!

By | January 2nd, 2019|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

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 [...]