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

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

Happy New Year! Still time to give a year-end gift of fresh produce to feed hungry families this winter

We're halfway there...two days left! Help put fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables on the tables of hungry families this winter. Buck$ for Trucks Thanks so much to those who have given a whopping $8,271(!) so far in our campaign to help pay for packaging and handling of three truckloads of donated produce. We have two [...]

Special meals…every meal…should include fruits & vegetables

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: One of the highlights of the holidays is the family meal--a time to be together and share delicious food and fond memories and traditions: Mom's sweet potatoes, roasted asparagus, broccoli with cheese sauce, whole cranberry sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie [...]

Hunger hits home during the holiday season

From Mariah Friend, After the Harvest Gleaning Coordinator: The weather outside finally looks like December--the clouds are gray and there has been a sprinkling of snow on the ground. We’ve had our multiple  hard frosts, which means the gleaning season is winding down (although we're still planning our final one for tomorrow!), just as we make [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Fundraising Opportunities, Healthy food for hungry people|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 and handling for three truckloads or over 120,000 [...]

By | November 19th, 2016|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

Will you be an After the Harvest advocate?

We recently sent out a packet of five beautiful postcards to a select group of advocates and friends of After the Harvest. We know that these specific individuals understand what fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables (that would otherwise go to waste) can mean to the lives of our hungry neighbors. Many have gleaned with us, [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

No freeze in sight! Glean turnips in KCK, tomatoes near Grandview next week

We haven't seen a hard freeze yet, so the produce rescue continues! Come join us for these cool fall gleanings. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning radishes and turnips in KCK Lots left for us to glean. There may be a few other veggies as well. Thursday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning lettuce and tomatoes near Grandview MO. Only [...]

Sign up to glean August Weekdays…Peaches in KCK Thursday

If you ever thought about signing up to glean but haven't...now's the time! Needed: August Weekday Gleaners Thursday, August 4, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning peaches at a farm in Kansas City, KS. The peaches are finally ripe and falling off the trees at this KCK farm. We need more hands to make fast work of this gleaning [...]

Faith congregations partner with After the Harvest to feed our neighbors

From Lisa Ousley, After the Harvest Executive Director: Greetings from the field! As we move into the heart of gleaning season and then into Hunger Action Month in September, I am reminded of how our partnerships have helped us provide millions of pounds of nourishing food for our neighbors in need. After the Harvest partners [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Fundraising Opportunities|0 Comments

New ATH volunteer & other opportunities for Giving Tuesday

Consider giving back on Giving Tuesday tomorrow We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Tuesday, Dec. 1 is day for giving back. As you consider giving on Giving Tuesday, we ask that you put After the Harvest in your thoughts. If you'd like to take action right now, here [...]