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.

Fundraising Opportunities

Info re: opportunities to help raise funds for large loads and general operation

All it takes is a little help from our friends…on Giving Tuesday

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley: All it takes is a little help from our friends. Last year, After the Harvest provided more than 5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for hungry families, children and seniors in our community. In 2019, we’ve been challenged to reach 6 million pounds. We think we can do [...]

Greens&Jeans fun is in the works!

The Greens&Jeans Committee is working long hours to ensure a whoop-it-up good time on Sept. 15! If you haven’t yet reserved your table or bought your individual tickets for our largest and scoot-your-boots-BEST fundraiser of the year, please do it now as space (especially reserved tables of eight) is filling up fast! Just a reminder: [...]

By | June 30th, 2018|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Seasons greetings and happy holidays!

From After the Harvest Executive Director Lisa Ousley: As we look forward to the holidays and time to rest, celebrate and enjoy family and friends, I wanted to take this time to thank everyone in our After the Harvest family for a great year and share some of our outcomes as we close the books [...]

“Gimme Ten” and together we’ll rescue healthy food for hungry people

“Gimme Ten” for Buck$ for Trucks “Gimme Ten”! Say it loud and proud! From Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, we’re asking you, a member of our gleaning community, to ask 10 friends (or more!) to “Gimme Ten” this holiday season…asking each to give ten bucks to go towards our Buck$ for Trucks fundraising [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Buck$ for Trucks: Help rescue truckloads of produce & spread the word

Do you think it’s wrong that fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables go to waste every day when our neighbors go hungry? Help After the Harvest do something about it! Join us as we try to reach our goal this holiday season of raising $15,000 to pay packaging, handling and sourcing for three truckloads or over [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Chestnuts Saturday; Greens&Jeans photo tour

Four reasons to glean this Saturday: 1. A beautiful drive in the country 2. A lovely chestnut orchard 3. A perfect, sunny fall day in the forecast 4. A chance to help hungry families Come help rescue nutritious chestnuts! If you haven't been able to bring out your group or family on a Saturday because [...]

Greens&Jeans brings in nearly $35,000 to provide more healthy food to hungry people

Last Saturday night, we scooted our boots to the county fair fundraiser and After the Harvest supporters gave nearly $35,000 at the Greens&Jeans event to bring more healthy food to hungry people. Here's a photo tour of the fun and fundraising:        

By | September 19th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Over the top auction, raffle items and midway games with a twist highlight Greens&Jeans

After the Harvest’s Greens&Jeans is coming September 16, so join in the homegrown fun at our first ever big fundraiser as we pay homage to the harvest of our locally produced fruits and vegetables in a county fair setting. Lending your support means bringing in more truckloads of produce, gleaning more farmers fields and feeding more families, seniors [...]

By | August 17th, 2017|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Mouth-watering uptown, down home fare coming to Greens&Jeans

From Sandy Vivian and Christina Martin, Greens&Jeans Food Committee Chairs: We're so excited to share the menu for the upcoming Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser, coming up Sept. 16.  We've been working with Michael for months as he puts just the right touches to our menu which features county fair fare, but with a decided [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Volunteers needed July 5 & 6, 2 weeks to save $25

Pop-up gleaning July 5 near Lawrence It might be lettuce, or cabbage or chard...the farmer is going to let us know! Wed., July 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–Gleaning produce at a farm near Lawrence. Whatever we glean, we know there is going to be lots of it! Sign up now to help at this pop-up gleaning on [...]