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

Transitional shift creates seismic change (Happy Volunteer Week!)

From Sandy Vivian:  I heard a speaker last week talk about why people volunteer for the first time. One of the biggest reasons, she said, is because their lives are in transition: They’ve become empty nesters, lost a loved one, retired, survived an illness or have decided to leave their stuck-in-a-rut job. But underlying all [...]

By | April 14th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Events|0 Comments

Field Supervisor training: Can you give four hours a month?

Can you give four hours a month to help feed hungry families with After the Harvest? Program Director Karin Page is looking for 30 people to supervise gleanings, working one day a month (or more if you want!)—June to November, Monday-Saturday mornings in the summer with later start times in the fall. We will try [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Field Supervisor training April 18, volunteer for Food Expos

From Karin Page:  The weather forecast for this week is…. Beautiful! And it’s time to get ready for the Gleaning Season! Hi everyone! How exciting is the coming of spring? I’ve been digging in the frozen dirt, trying to speed things along. My Norway Spruce and Hazelnuts arrived from the George O. White nursery in Licking, [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

I’m dreaming of a green springtime!

From Sandy Vivian:  As I was organizing After the Harvest photos for our website yesterday, I looked at those pictures of green, lush farm fields and smiling faces on a sunny days…and it made me dream of spring and summer! Of course, that’s our busiest time at After the Harvest, along with the fall and [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|ATH Happenings|0 Comments