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.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities other than gleaner: drivers, field supervisors, office help, ambassadors, etc.

Help provide up to 200,000 lbs. of produce to feed hungry people

From Karin Page: At the end of the selling day, vendors at Farmer’s Markets often have perfectly delicious and nutritious produce left over. This produce was worth money up until the minute the market closed. What does the farmer do with this food? Some take it back to their farms and feed their animals, some [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

It’s raining events, volunteer opportunities at ATH

Rain is in the forecast (great for our farmers’ fields) and it’s raining events and volunteer opportunities--including our farmer's market project--at ATH. Volunteer Appreciation event date coming soon! We wanted to start out with today’s e-mail update by letting you know about our upcoming After the Harvest Volunteer Appreciation event. But instead of sending you [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Events, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Field Supervisor training: Can you give four hours a month?

Can you give four hours a month to help feed hungry families with After the Harvest? Program Director Karin Page is looking for 30 people to supervise gleanings, working one day a month (or more if you want!)—June to November, Monday-Saturday mornings in the summer with later start times in the fall. We will try [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Field Supervisor training April 18, volunteer for Food Expos

From Karin Page:  The weather forecast for this week is…. Beautiful! And it’s time to get ready for the Gleaning Season! Hi everyone! How exciting is the coming of spring? I’ve been digging in the frozen dirt, trying to speed things along. My Norway Spruce and Hazelnuts arrived from the George O. White nursery in Licking, [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|ATH Happenings, Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

It’s still cold but can you warm up to this idea? Volunteer now at After the Harvest

From Lisa Ousley, ATH Executive Director: Greetings, Volunteers and welcome to the New Year. After the Harvest is looking forward to new challenges and goals in 2015. We’re growing and we’re excited to share news of our first staff addition. Sandy Vivian joined the team fulltime on Feb. 2 as Outreach Coordinator. She actually began [...]

By | February 27th, 2015|Other Volunteer Opportunities|0 Comments

Saturday, Corn.  Sunday, Potatoes!

Hi all, Call me if you can help. 816-853-4460. POTATOES - white, red, and Irish Cobbler are being donated by Joe Steineger, this Sunday, 3:00 p.m. start time. This is first pick - come watch the tractor till under the leafy green potato plants and leave piles of potatoes on top of the dirt! Then jump in and [...]

Blackberries Tomorrow in St. Joseph – Need 20 People!

We need 20 people tomorrow for a blackberry gleaning - this is at the wonderful Fred Messner's farm on I-69, just 5 minutes east of I-29. Super easy to get to and an organic farm. I know this is last minute, but he called today saying tomorrow we could have all of his 150 blackberry [...]

Gleanings, Market Pickups, and other Volunteer Opportunities

Corn, Zucchini, and Cucumber gleaners, Market Drivers, Office Helpers, and Virtual Helpers needed. Wellsville, KS every Monday and Saturday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. through Saturday, August 23rd. CORN! We are on our second 4-acre field. Have saved 8,000 lbs, but could have saved 20,000 lbs if we'd had enough help. Just sayin'.... Please join us!! [...]

New Gleaning Organization: After The Harvest

Important message from Lisa Ousley & Karin Page re: New gleaning organization   Hello Everyone! SoSA West closed on May 9th and we re-opened May 19th as After The Harvest. We are now a LOCALLY based hunger relief non-profit, gleaning fields and orchards and finding semi-truckloads of produce to feed hungry people. Being local will [...]