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

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 [...]

Sep 172018

Greens&Jeans 2018: We raised the roof and dollars to help others

By | September 17th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Thanks to all who helped make Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser for After the Harvest 2018, a huge success. Our guests in the big barn and county fair tent at Cider Hill Family Orchard roasted [...]

Jul 122018

Stained fingers, smiling faces, wagon ride mark first blackberry gleaning

By | July 12th, 2018|Gleaning Stories, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

Purple stained fingers, smiling faces and a wagon ride to a field of beautiful zinnias made our first berry picking at Big Springs Berries a real treat! Thanks to the generosity of Farmer Shane, we [...]

Jun 302018

Greens&Jeans fun is in the works!

By | June 30th, 2018|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

The Greens&Jeans Committee is working long hours to ensure a whoop-it-up good time on Sept. 15! If you haven’t yet reserved your table or bought your individual tickets for our largest and scoot-your-boots-BEST fundraiser of [...]