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

Numbers become real at a recent distribution site

From ATH Gleaning Coordinator Mariah Friend: Last year, After the Harvest provided over 3.6 million pounds of fresh produce to Harvesters and other local agencies through gleaning, picking up already harvested produce and bringing in truckloads of produce that might otherwise be destined for the landfill. If you’re like me, 3.6 million is a number that’s [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

ATH to hire new Development Professional, Administrative Manager

Photo: Emily and Sandy meet with VEG Squad committee in the ATH offices. From Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest:  We're excited to announce that we're now able to hire a Development Professional to help our organization rescue more produce to feed hungry people. At the same time, we're searching for an Administrative Manager to [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

No freeze in sight! Glean turnips in KCK, tomatoes near Grandview next week

We haven't seen a hard freeze yet, so the produce rescue continues! Come join us for these cool fall gleanings. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning radishes and turnips in KCK Lots left for us to glean. There may be a few other veggies as well. Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning lettuce and tomatoes near Grandview MO. Only [...]

New ATH logo expresses the beauty, bounty, variety of fruits and vegetables

From Sandy Vivian, ATH Outreach and Communications Director: At After the Harvest, we love the incomparable beauty, the astounding hues and colors, of fresh fruits and vegetables. Walk into our office at 34th and Broadway and you’ll see big wall canvases splashed with undulating purple and white eggplant, rainbow chard, and heirloom tomatoes in shades [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Our Friends|0 Comments

Faith congregations partner with After the Harvest to feed our neighbors

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: Greetings from the field! As we move into the heart of gleaning season and then into Hunger Action Month in September, I am reminded of how our partnerships have helped us provide millions of pounds of nourishing food for our neighbors in need. After the Harvest partners [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

13,852 pounds of produce this week…and more gleaning next week!

Sign up for gleaning more blackberries next week (they just keep coming!)...and lots of volunteer signup slots open in August Tuesday, July 26, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. This is a short drive in the country to a beautiful farm outside of St Jo! This generous farmer is giving us [...]

ATH delivers 13,852 pounds of produce this week to feed hungry families

The fruit and veg parade marches on!! This week alone, Emily, Mariah and many, many fantastic volunteers carried out seven gleanings and eight pickups to farms, markets and distributors. A total of 13,852 pounds has been delivered this week to food banks and pantries, shelters and community kitchens. Here’s the breakdown of what was gleaned [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|ATH Happenings, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

Take in the beauty and bounty! Glean blackberries Tue. at a farm near St. Jo

Probably our last round of blackberry picking! Bring the kids and let's pick what's left for area food pantries Tuesday, July 19, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. This is a short drive in the country to a beautiful farm outside of St Jo! This generous farmer is giving us the [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Join the ATH team as a gleaning coordinator

From Emily Worm, ATH Gleaning Network Manager:  We're looking for another gleaning coordinator to join our ranks. Right now, we're in the midst of gleaning season and could really use a hand.  Please spread the word about this position! Gleaning Coordinator --Part time, Seasonal Gleaning Coordinator Job Description After the Harvest is looking for a [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

After the Harvest provides 1.5 million lbs. of produce to area hungry people this year

Health Care Foundation support is key to securing more fruits, vegetables Potatoes, squash, tomatoes, sweet potatoes – After the Harvest (ATH) is bringing them in by the truckload! From Staff: As of May, 2016, ATH has provided more than 1.5 million pounds of fresh, nutritious produce this year to area food pantries and food banks to [...]

By | June 23rd, 2016|ATH Happenings, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments