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.

Fundraising Opportunities

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

Be kind in September: National Hunger Action Month

From After the Harvest Executive Director Lisa Ousley:  More and more in today’s society, compassion—helping others on the most basic human level—seems to have become a dirty word. And mean-spiritedness seems to be spreading like wildfire with no water in sight. Well, I don’t accept the premise that “mean” is okay. I choose to fight [...]

By | August 28th, 2019|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

We swoon for June–National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

By | May 13th, 2019|Events, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Hope & healthy food on the table each month

After the Harvest’s Healthy Harvest Heroes is a get-it-done, passionate group who give monthly to make sure our hungry neighbors don’t have to fill their bellies with cheap, processed foods. They ensure that nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste get to those who need them most. Good health starts at the table  [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Giving options for your consideration

From John Shehane, ATH Senior Consultant:  While After the Harvest is dependent upon the charitable gifts of its donor-friends to be able to achieve its mission and future plans, we also want to gratefully acknowledge all the gifts we receive and to provide information about the different ways gifts can be made as a service [...]

By | December 10th, 2018|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Over the “should”-ing, Tekia asked for some help, gets a boost and later a job from ATH

From ATH Gleaning Coordinator Tekia Thompson (pictured here with Grower Norman Vanbooven): "One of the best parts of my job as a gleaner is visiting with our farmers. Gosh, do I love me some Mr. Norman! He gives great hugs, is such a joy and is always giving me sound “country boy” advice as he calls it like [...]

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