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

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

Sign up to glean August Weekdays…Peaches in KCK Thursday

If you ever thought about signing up to glean but haven't...now's the time! Needed: August Weekday Gleaners Thursday, August 4, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning peaches at a farm in Kansas City, KS. The peaches are finally ripe and falling off the trees at this KCK farm. We need more hands to make fast work of this gleaning [...]

13,852 pounds of produce this week…and more gleaning next week!

Sign up for gleaning more blackberries next week (they just keep coming!)...and lots of volunteer signup slots open in August Tuesday, July 26, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. This is a short drive in the country to a beautiful farm outside of St Jo! This generous farmer is giving us [...]

Take in the beauty and bounty! Glean blackberries Tue. at a farm near St. Jo

Probably our last round of blackberry picking! Bring the kids and let's pick what's left for area food pantries Tuesday, July 19, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. This is a short drive in the country to a beautiful farm outside of St Jo! This generous farmer is giving us the [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|ATH Happenings, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Gleaning blackberries tomorrow, other veg July 21. Can you help?

The blackberries still need picking! We're going back to a farm near St. Jo tomorrow. Come along! Thursday, July 14, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. We harvested 36 lbs today and we're headed back to the fields! Join us tomorrow and enjoy this beautiful certified organic farm. Only 45 min. [...]

Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO July 7 at 7:30 a.m.

The blackberries are ripe and ready to pick! Come help rescue these beauties at a farm near St. Jo Thursday, July 7, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning blackberries at a farm near St. Joseph, MO. Join us tomorrow and enjoy this beautiful certified organic farm. Only 45 min. from North KC. Sign up now if you can help. [...]

By | July 6th, 2016|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

Gleaning bok choy, cabbage, lettuce at a farm near Lawrence this Thursday at 7:30 a.m.

Raise the Root! Help rescue bok choy, napa cabbage, lettuce before the farmer turns under the crop at the end of the week Thursday, June 23, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning bok choy, napa cabbage, lettuce and other greens at a farm near Lawrence, KS You'll see the big red barn first and then the beautiful fields! Located [...]

Gleaning lettuce at a farm in KCK on June 3, kale at farm near Platte City, MO on June 7

Lettuce and kale still abundant in the fields...join us for an early morning rescue! Friday, June 3, 7:30-10:30 a.m.--Gleaning lettuce at a farm in Kansas City, KS. This farmer donates all that he grows to feed hungry families...and he teaches you about farming while you glean (he's a former school teacher!). Tuesday, June 7, 7:30-10:30 [...]

By | June 2nd, 2016|Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|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