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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Be kind in September: National Hunger Action Month

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 | August 28th, 2019|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Nourishing food is a right, not a luxury

From Lisa Ousley, ATH Executive Director: I’m delighted to share our 2017 annual report to update you on the progress of After the Harvest in achieving last year’s goals of providing more healthy food to hungry people. We set a stretch goal in 2017 of increasing our produce donations by nearly two million pounds in [...]

Seasons greetings and happy holidays!

From After the Harvest Executive Director Lisa Ousley: As we look forward to the holidays and time to rest, celebrate and enjoy family and friends, I wanted to take this time to thank everyone in our After the Harvest family for a great year and share some of our outcomes as we close the books [...]

Cabbage and more cabbage…from planting to harvesting

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director (Part 2 of Lisa's visit to Cabbage Inc. in central Florida, the largest cabbage grower and producer east of California. The visit was arranged by Farmers' Choice, which connects commercial growers with organizations like After the Harvest to distribute produce that might otherwise go to waste to [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Produce Bites|0 Comments

Lisa looks under the cabbage leaf and finds…more cabbage!

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: Do you like cabbage? How about coleslaw? New England boiled dinner? Green cabbage, red cabbage and Savoy cabbage – all packed with nutrition and flavor. On Jan. 4, I was treated to a tour of Cabbage Inc., in central Florida, the largest cabbage grower and producer east [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|ATH Happenings, Produce Bites|0 Comments

ATH to hire new Development Professional, Administrative Manager

Photo: Emily and Sandy meet with VEG Squad committee in the ATH offices. From Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest:  We're excited to announce that we're now able to hire a Development Professional to help our organization rescue more produce to feed hungry people. At the same time, we're searching for an Administrative Manager to [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Special meals…every meal…should include fruits & vegetables

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: One of the highlights of the holidays is the family meal--a time to be together and share delicious food and fond memories and traditions: Mom's sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus, broccoli with cheese sauce, whole cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie [...]

Thanks, VEG Squad, from the bottom of our closed-toed shoes!

Pictured above:  VEG Squader Suzy Conaway, dressed in her favorite gleaning outfit, harvests in a tomato jungle! From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: After the Harvest has many things to be grateful for this year, but one we’ve been grateful for repeatedly throughout this gleaning season rose up to stir our gratitude once again [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Gleaning Stories|0 Comments

Faith congregations partner with After the Harvest to feed our neighbors

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: Greetings from the field! As we move into the heart of gleaning season and then into Hunger Action Month in September, I am reminded of how our partnerships have helped us provide millions of pounds of nourishing food for our neighbors in need. After the Harvest partners [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Outgoing Board President tells story of ATH 2014-2016

Note from Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director:  Sally Luck is the outgoing President of ATH’s Board of Directors. She is the founding Board President and has served in that position for two years. Jim Merrill, another founding Board Member, takes the position of President of the Board at the upcoming Board Meeting on [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments