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.

ATH Happenings

Happenings in the ATH organization, office

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 [...]

Waste brings bittersweet moments…join the conversation

By Volunteer Coordinator Mariah Friend: Standing in the middle of a field on a hot summer day, ears of corn stretch in every direction. The rows are narrow and the sweet corn is plentiful. A group of twenty-five volunteers are spread out over an acre of land, each one making their way down a row [...]

By | February 27th, 2018|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

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 [...]

The best of the best applauded at the After the Harvest Holiday Thank You Party

Silver Spade Award winners announced; special thank yous presented to special volunteers!                 "Cream of the Crop" Silver Spade Award winners Lisa Tobin For months and months, she hung in as Greens&Jeans Committee Chair and built the foundation from the ground up of our Greens&Jeans event, from helping to [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Chestnuts Saturday; Greens&Jeans photo tour

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 help rescue nutritious chestnuts! If you haven't been able to bring out your group or family on a Saturday because [...]

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

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 tour of the fun and fundraising:        

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

Thank you HCF! Helping to bring healthy food to hungry people…and so much more.

A big thank you goes out to the Health Care Foundation (HCF) of Greater Kansas City as Healthy Communities grants were announced  recently. After the Harvest will receive a $200,000 grant which will cover salaries, benefits and produce procurement (packaging and handling of truckloads of donated produce). In other words, this grant helps keep the wheels [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Our Friends|0 Comments

Lisa Tobin and Greens&Jeans 2017

Thank you to Lisa Tobin, head of the Greens&Jeans Planning Committee,  for sharing her thoughts about After the Harvest and why she has taken on a huge role in our biggest fundraiser of the year! "Volunteering for this organization is very rewarding to me because food is a passion of mine. Every anniversary or birthday, [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Fresh farm air, great volunteers, helping hungry people: Apply to be an ATH gleaning coordinator

Gleaning Coordinator Job Description After the Harvest is looking for a part-time, seasonal, gleaning coordinator to lead and assist with the logistics of gleanings at local farms and orchards this growing season. This position, which starts early June and continues through mid-October, presents a very special opportunity for the right nature-loving and people-oriented individual who [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Fill In, Win & Dine with a $100 gift certificate!

Happy National Volunteer Week! As we prepare for another busy gleaning season, we’d like to gather some information via a short, but sweet survey to ensure that you and others have the best volunteer experience possible with After the Harvest. We value your input so please fill in the survey, and you'll be entered in [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|ATH Happenings|0 Comments