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

Sep 202017

Chestnuts Saturday; Greens&Jeans photo tour

By | September 20th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Four reasons to glean this Saturday: 1. A beautiful drive in the country 2. A lovely chestnut orchard 3. A perfect, sunny fall day in the forecast 4. A chance to help hungry families Come [...]

Sep 192017

Greens&Jeans brings in nearly $35,000 to provide more healthy food to hungry people

By | September 19th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Last Saturday night, we scooted our boots to the county fair fundraiser and After the Harvest supporters gave nearly $35,000 at the Greens&Jeans event to bring more healthy food to hungry people. Here's a photo [...]

Sep 102017

Thousands of pounds of squash left in the field…help Wed.

By | September 10th, 2017|In The News, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

A special butternut squash gleaning this Wed.! 2,000 lbs. gleaned Sat., but 3/4ths of the field remains Emily says the crew of volunteers made just a dent in the amount of butternut squash yesterday in [...]

Sep 102017

“The Fence Post” tells the story of “Produce to Spare”

By | September 10th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Produce to Spare By Beth Lipoff for "The Fence Post" August 24, 2017 Any farmer knows that harvesting crops isn't just a simple sweep of a field. Usually, there's something left behind, whether it's produce [...]

Aug 312017

Gleaning, Greens&Jeans…and 50% off veggies

By | August 31st, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Lots of opportunities to glean in upcoming week Pitch in to rescue produce to feed hungry families Friday, Sept. 1--Two gleanings! Assorted produce gleaning at a community garden near North KC at 8:30 a.m. and [...]

Aug 252017

Two nearby pop-up gleanings, ATH volunteers in the news

By | August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Two gleanings have popped up for Monday! Help rescue tomatoes, eggplant and peppers... Monday, Aug. 28, 8-11 a.m.--Gleaning tomatoes, eggplant and peppers at a community garden in North KC. A short drive for most, so [...]