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

Oct 232019

Produce rescue drivers hit the gas and deliver nutritious food to those in need

By | October 23rd, 2019|Healthy food for hungry people, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

Each week during the harvest season, our gleaning volunteers hit the fields to rescue produce that might otherwise go to waste to feed those in need. They’re not the only ones doing good in our [...]

Aug 282019

Be kind in September: National Hunger Action Month

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

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 [...]

Jul 282019

Buried treasures unearthed during ATH gleanings…and in your yard and kitchen

By | July 28th, 2019|Spotlight Stories|0 Comments

By After the Harvest Gleaning Coordinator Minnie O’Grady Aren’t sandboxes just the greatest? Do you remember the absolute wonder of unearthing undiscovered treasure? Compelled by the excitement of not knowing what you might find next? [...]

May 132019

We swoon for June–National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

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

Apr 232019

Hope & healthy food on the table each month

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

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 [...]

Apr 182019

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

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

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 [...]