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.

In The News

Press releases, news articles and broadcasts

Nourishing food is a right, not a luxury

From Lisa Ousley, ATH Executive Director: I’m delighted to share our 2017 annual report to update you on the progress of After the Harvest in achieving last year’s goals of providing more healthy food to hungry people. We set a stretch goal in 2017 of increasing our produce donations by nearly two million pounds in [...]

Thousands of pounds of squash left in the field…help Wed.

A special butternut squash gleaning this Wed.! 2,000 lbs. gleaned Sat., but 3/4ths of the field remains Emily says the crew of volunteers made just a dent in the amount of butternut squash yesterday in the fields at the farm just 15 min. east of Lee's Summit, MO near Lone Jack.The farmer planted 1/2 acre [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|In The News, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

“The Fence Post” tells the story of “Produce to Spare”

Produce to Spare By Beth Lipoff for "The Fence Post" August 24, 2017 Any farmer knows that harvesting crops isn't just a simple sweep of a field. Usually, there's something left behind, whether it's produce that just got missed or extra bounty that's not worth the effort it takes to pick it. In the Kansas [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|In The News|0 Comments

Harvesters recognizes After the Harvest as hunger relief leader

After the Harvest, Harvesters largest produce donor, honored at Circle of Hope awards Harvesters—The Community Food Network honored local organizations and individuals leading the fight against hunger in our region with its Circle of Hope awards on September 22. More than 200 philanthropists, community agencies, volunteers and corporate food donors attended the event, held at [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|In The News, Our Friends|0 Comments

KCTV5 Highlights After the Harvest in “Faces of Kansas City”

KCTV5 featured After the Harvest as part of their "Faces of Kansas City" series in this October 30, 2014 news report. “It's obscene. It's a crime that all of that food is wasted while all of those people are hungry and a large part of the food that's wasted is produce that is simply not pretty enough for the store," said Lisa Ousley, the executive director of After the Harvest.

By | November 1st, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

Lisa Ousley Talks Gleaning, Happy Hour on KKFI 90.1 FM

Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest, a hunger-relief organization, was a guest on "EcoRadio KC", a weekly radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM community radio station, to talk about efforts to glean food from farms and get them into pantries.

By | October 15th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

KCTV5 talks up “healthy food for hungry people”

Article published on KCTV5 website: The goal is “Healthy Food for Hungry People,” and the not-for-profit group, After the Harvest, has provided a whole lot of the former, which has helped a whole lot of the latter.

By | October 10th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

KC Health & Wellness Magazine Spotlights After the Harvest

Kansas City Health & Wellness magazine profiled After the Harvest in their October 2014 print and web edition. The article -- written by After the Harvest's Executive Director Lisa Ousley -- provides an overview of gleaning operations and shares news about the upcoming "Happy Hour Harvest" fundraiser on October 23. A New Hunger-Relief Nonprofit Helping Feed Hungry [...]

By | October 4th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

Karin Page Discusses Food Waste on KCUR 89.3 FM

Karin Page, program director with After the Harvest, was a guest on KCUR 89.3 FM radio show Central Standard on September 23, 2014 that focused on food waste in the U.S. food market. Karin was a guest on the show with Kristofor Husted, reporter with Kansas City-based Harvest Public Media. The media outlet produced a remarkable radio and print series on food waste called "Tossed Out."

By | September 23rd, 2014|In The News|0 Comments

The Packer: “There’s a lot left for hungry people…”

The Packer featured After the Harvest this week in an article and video: There's a lot left for hungry people 'After the Harvest' - See more at:

By | September 13th, 2014|In The News|0 Comments