ATH makes a difference…and so does your support
After the Harvest rescues fresh fruits and vegetables to feed hungry people with the help hundreds of farmers, growers and packers who donate produce and thousands of volunteers who glean farmers’ fields.
You can help, too.
Each year, ATH has one large-scale fundraiser to support our efforts. On Sept. 16, 2017, we’re bringing Greens&Jeans to Kansas City. Lending your support to our county fair-themed fundraiser means bringing in more truckloads of produce, gleaning more farmers fields and feeding more families, seniors and other hungry people in this region.
Sponsorship that makes a difference
Thank you for considering positioning your company as a supporter of After the Harvest. We’d like to work with you to help target your marketing goals and budget, so please take a look at the information about our organization and the sponsorship levels we are offering for Greens&Jeans. We’re open to customizing your involvement and look forward to partnering with you in 2017.
If you’re an individual, we welcome you too! Thank you for considering supporting After the Harvest as we work to provide healthy food for hungry people.
Download our Sponsorship Package here: greens-and-jeans-sponsor-package
A little bit about After the Harvest
After the Harvest works with local farmers, commercial growers and packers to rescue fresh, nutritious produce that would otherwise go to waste and provide it to people who would otherwise go hungry. We secure this produce through gleanings (where volunteers pick what’s left in the fields after the harvest) and large truckload donations.
HOW WE HELP
With the help of volunteers and generous donations, we’re able to deliver apples, pears, beans, tomatoes, kale, berries, squash, corn and more to food banks, pantries, shelters and community kitchens in Kansas and Missouri, primarily in the Greater Kansas City area.
We get healthy food to hungry people.
WHY WE HELP
The work we do at After the Harvest addresses two serious issues. The first is Food Waste. The second is Food Insecurity – where hungry families can’t get enough nutritious food for a healthy life.
Each month in Greater Kansas City, 142,000 people seek emergency food assistance. Yet, 50% of produce that could nourish our hungry neighbors ends up in landfills or simply goes to waste in farmers’ fields.
When you pair food waste of that proportion with a food insecurity problem like the one in our community, things just don’t add up. We’re here to help fix that.
By the Numbers
- 40% of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted.
- 53% of fresh produce never even reaches consumers.
- In KS and MO there are 1,400,000 people (500,000 children) who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.
- 51% have to choose between paying for food or gas, electricity and water.
- 36% have had to choose between food and necessary medical care.
- After the Harvest is the largest produce donor to Kansas City’s food bank, Harvesters.
- In our first two years, we delivered 5.3 million lbs. of fresh produce.
- 91% of every dollar we spend goes toward feeding people in need.
When: September 16, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Grace & Holy Trinity’s Founders’ Hall
Cost: $50 June 16-July 15, $75 July 16-Sept. 16
Contact: Jane at Jane@aftertheharvestkc.org or 816-921-1903
For more details about Greens&Jeans, a County Fair Fundraiser for After the Harvest, visit our events page.