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

Friday and Saturday! Gleaning greens in Kingsville and near Platte City

There are greens galore in the fields that need to be rescued. Please sign up to help now! Friday, May 27, 8-11 a.m.--Gleaning kale, chard and lettuce at gardens in Kingsville, MO. We only need a few folks...the kale, chard and lettuce is ready to pick at gardens only 20 minutes from Lee's Summit. Saturday, [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Outgoing Board President tells story of ATH 2014-2016

Note from Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director:  Sally Luck is the outgoing President of ATH’s Board of Directors. She is the founding Board President and has served in that position for two years. Jim Merrill, another founding Board Member, takes the position of President of the Board at the upcoming Board Meeting on [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

What happens when a farmer calls After the Harvest?

What happens when a farmer calls After the Harvest to rescue produce? The farmer will let us know they are getting ready to turn under their spinach crop, the potatoes will rot in the field if left another day, or they have extra peaches that are just now at the peak of ripeness. It’s Tuesday and [...]

More farmers from MOA conference onboard to donate produce

From Emily:  Volunteer superstar  Randy Burdge and I spent a great three days last week at the Missouri Organic Association (MOA) Conference in Springfield, MO. The conference draws farmers and growers from Kansas, Missouri and around the midwest. We shared the After the Harvest mission to feed hungry people with healthy food and recruited more farmers [...]

By | February 11th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Healthy food for hungry people|0 Comments

Mindy joins ATH. We’re now a staff of four!!!

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley:  We are glad to welcome Mindy Eichelman to After the Harvest. Monday, Feb. 1, was Mindy’s first day at After the Harvest. In her work as administrative manager, Mindy will interact with our many partners and volunteers on a regular basis. Stop by the office and meet her and help [...]

By | February 6th, 2016|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Glean with a team of new friends this year on weekday mornings!

All of us at After the Harvest are working towards our 2016 gleaning season and providing more nutritious food for our hungry neighbors. New database and online signup Right now, Support KC is building a database for us to track farmers, food pantries and food banks, volunteers, pounds gleaned and much, much more. As a [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Thank you for your time, talent and financial support in 2015

Dear Friends, We’re coming to the close of another year and I want to be the first to wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year. 2015 has been a year of blessings and challenges, fortunately a little more of the former than of the latter! We are looking forward to growing our After the [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

Radishes tomorrow in KCK, other ATH happenings

Join our radish rescue tomorrow in KCK! It's a short drive for most...can you spare three hours to provide some fresh produce to your struggling neighbors? Thursday, June 24, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning radishes at a farm in Kansas City KS. From Karin: We need to get in the fields tomorrow before the remaining crop is turned [...]

By | June 24th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Thanks Lisa and Christina and everyone…we love our new office home!

From Sandy Vivian On Friday, May 29, we said goodbye to our office in the Harvesters’ building (thank you so much, Harvesters, for providing an office, computers, desks and filing cabinets over the past year so that we could create this new nonprofit organization and get our feet on the ground). And now that a [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|ATH Happenings|0 Comments

ATH brings ‘jewels of summer’ to struggling families

From Lisa Ousley: Summer's brilliantly-colored jewels are here Summer is here, and with it the brilliantly-colored jewels of the season – the soft green of baby lettuce leaves, the dark green of curly kale, the creamy orange-yellow of perfectly ripened cantaloupe and the deep purple of plump, juicy blackberries. The smells are just as vivid [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|ATH Happenings|0 Comments