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.

News & Blog

Dec 102018

Giving options for your consideration

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

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 [...]

Dec 102018

ATH’s generous supporters recognized at Silver Spade Awards

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

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 [...]

Nov 202018

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

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

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 [...]

Nov 172018

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

By | November 17th, 2018|Fundraising Opportunities, Gleaning Stories, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

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 [...]

Nov 132018

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

By | November 13th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

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 [...]

Nov 132018

ATH’s mission resonates with Board President Kelly Schwalbe

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

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 [...]