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.

Events

Events sponsored or associated with ATH for fundraising or awareness

Heartfelt news: ATH hiring, reserve your gleaning date soon

From the tips of our green thumbs to the bottom of our hearts... Happy Valentine's Day! It may be cold outside, but the summer sun is just around the corner (ok...so call us optimistic!). Sign up soon to glean in 2017. After the Harvest needs YOU! ATH hiring: We're excited to announce that we're now [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Silver Spades and accolades highlight the ATH Holiday Thank You Party

Last night, at the ATH Holiday Thank You Party, Silver Spades and accolades were handed out to our fantastic volunteers, who made 2016 an outstanding year in providing healthy food to hungry people in our area. 2016 Silver Spade Award Winners Volunteer of the Year Award This year, because we had two outstanding volunteers who [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Saturday volunteer spots open! Final chestnut gleaning

Come join us Saturday...gleaning more chestnuts! Upcoming--mustard greens, kale, green beans, tomatoes. Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning chestnuts at an orchard near Lawrence, KS One more time...chestnuts this Saturday and there are 15 volunteer slots open! Bring the kids and make a beautiful fall day of it. The gleaning is about 25 min. NW of [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Events, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Gleaning sign up dates posted! Reserve your dates now!

Spring is here and gleaning season is right around the corner! Reserve your date now to join us on the farm from mid-May through November Help After the Harvest rescue produce in farmers' fields that would otherwise go to waste for those in need. Sign up now for future gleanings. Listings may say “produce gleaning,” [...]

Fun and fantastic Silent Auction items at Harvest Happy Hour!

Come bid on fantastic Silent Auction items, celebrate and lend your support to After the Harvest at our Harvest Happy Hour, October 22, 5-8 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity's Founders' Hall, 415 West 13th Street in Kansas City, MO. Complimentary admission, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, beverages. We are so excited to have lots of [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Stop by to donate to the ATH “Potato Drop” this Saturday

After the Harvest’s volunteers to distribute 42,000 pounds of potatoes to feed hungry people in the KC metro area After the Harvest is partnering with Old Mission United Methodist Church for a “Potato Drop” this Saturday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The church is located at 5519 State Park Road, Fairway KS. More than 100 [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Join an elite group of patrons by becoming a Harvest Happy Hour Host

Come celebrate and lend your support to After the Harvest at our Harvest Happy Hour, October 22, 5-8 p.m. at Grace and Holy Trinity's Founders' Hall, 415 West 13th Street in Kansas City, MO. Complimentary admission, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, beverages. If you’re inspired, please consider donating to our coming year. Become a Harvest Happy Hour Host Give [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Give our big world a little love on Earth Day and everyday

As we glean in the wide-open spaces, we take in the beauty and bounty that is ours. On this Earth Day, celebrate our big world and the small changes that can make a difference.

By | April 22nd, 2015|Events|0 Comments

It’s raining events, volunteer opportunities at ATH

Rain is in the forecast (great for our farmers’ fields) and it’s raining events and volunteer opportunities--including our farmer's market project--at ATH. Volunteer Appreciation event date coming soon! We wanted to start out with today’s e-mail update by letting you know about our upcoming After the Harvest Volunteer Appreciation event. But instead of sending you [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Events, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

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