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.

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Happenings, events, news about associated organizations and groups

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 [...]

New ATH logo expresses the beauty, bounty, variety of fruits and vegetables

From Sandy Vivian, ATH Outreach and Communications Director: At After the Harvest, we love the incomparable beauty, the astounding hues and colors, of fresh fruits and vegetables. Walk into our office at 34th and Broadway and you’ll see big wall canvases splashed with undulating purple and white eggplant, rainbow chard, and heirloom tomatoes in shades [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Our Friends|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

What does hunger look like?

From Mandy Caruso-Yahne, Director of Community Engagement at Episcopal Community Services and After the Harvest marketing committee: Many of us know that hunger is an issue for lots of Americans, but have you ever thought about who those hungry people are and what they look like? What their lives are like? It’s not just the guy standing [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Healthy food for hungry people, Our Friends|0 Comments

Planting tomatoes in KCK tomorrow; Gleaning kale, chard, lettuce in Kingsville, MO on June 2

We still need volunteers for a planting and a gleaning this week. Fresh morning air, exercise and helping others! Wednesday, June 1, 9 a.m.noon--Planting tomatoes at a farm in Kansas City, KS. After the long weekend, we are kicking back into high gear with a tomato planting. This farmer donates all of the produce from [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Our Friends, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Not just a soup kitchen: Dining with Dignity

From Mandy Caruso-Yahne, Director of Community Engagement for Episcopal Community Services: Here at Episcopal Community Services, our motto is “Feeding the Hungry, Changing Lives.” We oversee a network of food programs across the Kansas City metro, including several pantries located in various Episcopal churches and the Kansas City Community Kitchen at 8th/Paseo, just east of downtown. Kansas [...]

Fresh Farm HQ brings locally grown fresh produce to KC

From Executive Director Lisa Ousley:  As After the Harvest gears up for the coming growing season, we’re excited to be working with a new partner – Fresh Farm HQ (FFHQ). Fresh Farm HQ opened for business on April 18. It’s a new cooperative owned by farmers and serving farmers who live and operate farms within a [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Our Friends|0 Comments

Drop off hats, gloves for our homeless neighbors–Help ECS keep KC warm this winter‏

After the Harvest's partner agency, Episcopal Community Services, is collecting hats, gloves and other items for our homeless neighbors. Can you help?

By | December 15th, 2015|Our Friends|0 Comments

New pantry provides for those with food allergies

From Sandy Vivian:  During Food Allergy Awareness Week, we applaud the opening of Food Equality Initiative’s ReNewed Health Food Pantry. The new pantry provides gluten free, non-dairy products and more to help feed thousands of Kansas Citians who have food allergies or Celiac disease and can’t afford these foods. FEI's mission is to increase health [...]

By | May 15th, 2015|Our Friends|0 Comments

“Farmers” gleaning at farms…and more! with ATH

From Sandy Vivian: At After the Harvest, we have friends in the folks at Farmers Insurance as they continue to set a great example of how corporations partner with us to feed those in need. Claims Supervisors Jason Robertson and Dave Darby (pictured here with me and Program Director Karin Page at Cider Hill Family [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Our Friends, Spotlight Stories|0 Comments