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.

Volunteer Gleaning Alerts

New and updated gleaning opportunities for volunteers

Chestnuts Saturday; Greens&Jeans photo tour

Four reasons to glean this Saturday: 1. A beautiful drive in the country 2. A lovely chestnut orchard 3. A perfect, sunny fall day in the forecast 4. A chance to help hungry families Come help rescue nutritious chestnuts! If you haven't been able to bring out your group or family on a Saturday because [...]

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

Gleaning, Greens&Jeans…and 50% off veggies

Lots of opportunities to glean in upcoming week Pitch in to rescue produce to feed hungry families Friday, Sept. 1--Two gleanings! Assorted produce gleaning at a community garden near North KC at 8:30 a.m. and a watermelon gleaning in KCK at 7:30 a.m. Still time to sign up! Tuesday, Sept 5, 8:30 a.m.--Produce pick up [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Two nearby pop-up gleanings, ATH volunteers in the news

Two gleanings have popped up for Monday! Help rescue tomatoes, eggplant and peppers... Monday, Aug. 28, 8-11 a.m.--Gleaning tomatoes, eggplant and peppers at a community garden in North KC. A short drive for most, so come join us. Monday, Aug. 28, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning tomatoes in Olathe. We could really use your help on this one, [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

“Pick for Charity” then pick some veggies for yourself at 50% off

Join us at the u-pick event this Sunday "Pick For Charity" plus pick some for yourself at 50% off Salt Creek Valley Farms in Leavenworth, KS is hosting a "Pick For Charity" event this Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. Come join After the Harvest and pick tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, jalapenos, sweet [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Cool weather gleanings coming…and other news

Can you glean with us late summer and fall? Join us in the fields and help rescue apples, greens, sweet potatoes and the last of the summer's tomatoes! In late summer and fall, our farmers and growers keep giving...and our volunteers keep up the pace, rescuing healthy food for hungry people. Thanks to those who have signed up, [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Mariah and Emily are worried…

Potatoes, onions and corn next Tuesday! Or help rescue on other upcoming dates...lots of gleanings open. Glean again or for the first time! This is the time of year when there's usually lots of produce available to rescue (thank you generous farmers and growers), but we don't have enough gleaners to harvest it all. Mariah, [...]

Pop up gleaning Wednesday July 12

Wed., July 12, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–Gleaning sweet corn at a farm near Raymore. A generous farmer is donating rows and rows of corn for us to pick! Come get your daily dose of vitamin D and help us provide healthy food to hungry people in our neighborhoods. We need a big group for this gleaning so sign up [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Volunteers needed July 5 & 6, 2 weeks to save $25

Pop-up gleaning July 5 near Lawrence It might be lettuce, or cabbage or chard...the farmer is going to let us know! Wed., July 5, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–Gleaning produce at a farm near Lawrence. Whatever we glean, we know there is going to be lots of it! Sign up now to help at this pop-up gleaning on [...]

Twenty volunteers needed for pop-up gleaning

Sign up now to glean greens, bok choy on Wednesday Wed., June 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–gleaning greens, bok choy near Lawrence We just received confirmation from the farmer that we can rescue pounds and pounds of this fresh produce to feed our hungry neighbors. Come help! We need 20 volunteers! The farm is just 30 min. [...]