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.

ATH Happenings

Happenings in the ATH organization, office

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

Spring brings “a shift in the air”…and VEG Squad gathering May 10

From After the Harvest Volunteer Coordinator Mariah Friend: Spring is finally here and personally, I can’t wait to get back in the field! The fragrant lilacs are blooming and my nose is filled with the promise of soon-to-be-tasted ripe strawberries and fresh tomatoes. I can feel the shift in the air as farmers busy themselves [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

A March gleaning?!? Yes, it’s true!

Sign up to glean next Thursday, then reserve your future 2017 ATH gleaning dates Thursday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-noon – Gleaning spinach in KCK: It's super early in the season, but there's spinach to be rescued at a garden 15 min. southwest of Downtown Kansas City. We're excited! Come join us for the first 2017 [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Cabbage and more cabbage…from planting to harvesting

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director (Part 2 of Lisa's visit to Cabbage Inc. in central Florida, the largest cabbage grower and producer east of California. The visit was arranged by Farmers' Choice, which connects commercial growers with organizations like After the Harvest to distribute produce that might otherwise go to waste to [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Produce Bites|0 Comments

Lisa looks under the cabbage leaf and finds…more cabbage!

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: Do you like cabbage? How about coleslaw? New England boiled dinner? Green cabbage, red cabbage and Savoy cabbage – all packed with nutrition and flavor. On Jan. 4, I was treated to a tour of Cabbage Inc., in central Florida, the largest cabbage grower and producer east [...]

By | March 1st, 2017|ATH Happenings, Produce Bites|0 Comments