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

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

Saturday volunteer spots open! Final chestnut gleaning

Come join us Saturday...gleaning more chestnuts! Upcoming--mustard greens, kale, green beans, tomatoes. Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-noon--Gleaning chestnuts at an orchard near Lawrence, KS One more time...chestnuts this Saturday and there are 15 volunteer slots open! Bring the kids and make a beautiful fall day of it. The gleaning is about 25 min. NW of [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Events, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Saturday, Sunday volunteer spots open! Get your hands dirty and glean with ATH

It's an unusual phenomenon! We have some slots open for this weekend...so come glean with us. Sunday, Sept. 18, 8-11 a.m.--Gleaning apples at an orchard near Bonner Springs, KS Spend a morning in this picturesque orchard and help rescue apples for our hungry neighbors. Just 13 min. from Bonner Springs, 10 min. from Legends.This is [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Gleaning Stories, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Gleaning melons near Lawrence KS this Thursday, apples near Bonner Spring KS this Thursday and Tuesday, Sept. 6

Apples, apples, apples...and melons, too! Fall gleaning is fun. Thursday, Sept. 1, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning melons at a farm near Lawrence, KS This is a beautiful farm...just look for the big, red barn! About 30 min. from Bonner Springs, 45 min. from Kansas City. Here's the deal on this gleaning: we REALLY need help on this [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Get your glean on!  Hit the fields for 4 gleanings next week

Next week: four gleanings. Sign up and get your glean on! Monday, August 29, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning ? at a farm near ? This is a rare Monday gleaning. We have some actors joining us on their day off, but we don't have enough volunteers yet on this special gleaning day, so come help if you [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Gleaning Stories, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Gleaning sweet potato greens near Olathe KS, apples near Independence MO next Tuesday

Sweet potato greens gleaning. Nope, we've never said that before. Tuesday, August 23, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning sweet potato greens at a farm near Olathe KS Read about "The ridiculously healthy greens you've never heard of" and then come join us at this gleaning at a research farm near Olathe. Many Asian markets carry these delicious greens. [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Gleaning Stories, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Apples in KCK this Thursday, Blackberries in St. Jo this Wednesday

We're hitting two different farms in KCK this Thursday for apples. The season has begun in earnest! Wednesday, August 17, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO We keep saying that "this is the last blackberry gleaning"...but the berries just keep coming and the farmer keeps giving! Help rescue these berries for [...]

Many volunteer openings this Saturday! What?? Gleaning potatoes in KCK!

A large group just cancelled for this Saturday...so many volunteer slots are open! Saturday, August 6, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning potatoes at a farm in Kansas City KS There are lots of potatoes and we need lots of volunteers! There are very few Saturday slots that aren't already filled with volunteer gleaners (thanks so much)...so this is [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments