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

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. [...]

Strawberry Gleaning this Saturday near Grandview

We're seeing red and it's a beautiful sight! Spend a morning out on the farm this Saturday with a gorgeous view. Sat., June 10, 7:30-10:30 a.m.----Gleaning strawberries near Grandview. There are more berries to be picked and we're going to get them! Tuesday we got almost 200 lbs. and there were many more ripening! Join us in the strawberry [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Strawberry gleaning this Wednesday in Louisburg

Join us in the strawberry patch! We're gleaning at a farm in Louisburg, KS. Weekday volunteers: We need you.... Wednesday, May 24, 7:30-10:30 a.m. – It's strawberry season and we're gleaning at a new (to us!) u-pick farm that has more berries than pickers...so we get to rescue the ripe ones for those in need. [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

A March gleaning?!? Yes, it’s true!

Sign up to glean next Thursday, then reserve your future 2017 ATH gleaning dates Thursday, Mar. 16, 9 a.m.-noon – Gleaning spinach in KCK: It's super early in the season, but there's spinach to be rescued at a garden 15 min. southwest of Downtown Kansas City. We're excited! Come join us for the first 2017 [...]

By | March 11th, 2017|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|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 [...]

Mayor “raises the root” for ATH, Friday apple gleaning near Smithville

Friday is apple day. We only need six gleaners on this one. Come join us! Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning apples near Smithville, MO A generous homeowner has apple trees to glean so join us in this rescue if you can spare some time. Located just south of Smithville Lake, 25 min. from North KC. [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Gleaning Stories, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments