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

Circle this Saturday (in red!) on your calendar

Prairie Village Earth Fair From Sandy Vivian: Stop by and see us at the After the Harvest booth at the Prairie Village Earth Fair, Shawnee Mission East High School Gym, this Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteer extraordinaire Mary Burke (pictured here…Program Director Karin Page took the photo after a practice [...]

By | March 26th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

More gleaners rain down on ATH at UMKC Volunteer Fair

From Sandy Vivian:  Thanks to UMKC for inviting After the Harvest to their Civic Connections Volunteer Fair today. The rain didn't deter the many students and others we met and signed up to glean this upcoming season to help feed hungry people in the area.  I met Emily Vogel (pictured here) as she signed up to [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

“Once and Future Cities” to benefit After the Harvest

Experience stunning fractal visuals on 60-ft dome heightened by surround-sound original music Mark your calendars now for the event of the season to benefit After the Harvest! Presenting “Once and Future Cities”–a full-dome visual and surround-sound audio experience at the Gottlieb Planetarium at Science City in Union Station on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. [...]

By | February 19th, 2015|Events|0 Comments

Giving Tuesday is today! Please help feed hungry people healthy food

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone...so today, we take a deep, cleansing breath (see, it feels pretty good, doesn't it?) and celebrate something with a little higher purpose:  the national day of giving:  Giving Tuesday Dec. 2 is the day set aside for giving back this holiday season. Consider three easy ways [...]

By | December 2nd, 2014|Events|0 Comments

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday

Hello Everyone, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, with family, friends, and lots of food!! Thanksgiving is a time to remember how lucky we are and to be thankful for the bounty that we have. I am very thankful to all of you who have supported us this year by gleaning and transporting produce [...]

By | December 1st, 2014|Events|0 Comments

After the Harvest gears up for Giving Tuesday to provide more fresh produce to struggling families this holiday season

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, think of giving back this holiday season on Giving Tuesday.   “We’re encouraging folks to shift their focus on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from buying presents for family and friends to helping provide nourishing produce for the struggling families, children and seniors in the Kansas City metropolitan area," said Lisa Ousley, [...]

By | November 30th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

Giving Tuesday, thanks to gleaners helping bring in over one million lbs. of produce

Gift of Gleaning Stories “My mom and dad had a huge garden when I was growing up. That’s how we four kids were fed so it’s good to get back out in the fields and see how abundantly our God gives. And now, I like to take my grand kids out to glean and let [...]

By | November 23rd, 2014|Events|0 Comments

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2, is the day set aside for giving back this holiday season. Consider three easy ways to support After the Harvest: 1. Donate on Dec. 2…or now—if Kmart can open early, so can we! Go to the top of this page and click on donate. 2. Share your Gift of Gleaning Stories [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

Come to the fundraiser, gleanings!

Important - please help! Hello everyone! October 23rd is our happy hour fundraiser, 5:00-6:30 at Grace and Holy Trinity, 13th and Broadway, KCMO. We are raising money to move semi-truckloads of produce to KC in the winter months (when we cannot glean) to feed hungry families. I need your help to make this a success. [...]

By | October 14th, 2014|Events, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

October events…Hurry! Gleaning season is almost over!

Hello friends, gleaners, and supporters of After the Harvest, Have you wondered what happens to gleaning from December through April? What do Karin and Lisa do when it's zero degrees outside? a. We head to sunny Mexico and continue to glean. b. We deliver canned and boxed foods to food pantries. c. We ship semi-truckloads [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|Events, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments