Volunteering with ATH to rescue fruits and vegetables and donate them to those in need is an amazing opportunity to make a difference in your community. Not only are you helping to reduce food waste and fight hunger, but you’re also reconnecting with where our food comes from and learning more about the produce we’re harvesting.
ATH was honored to have been featured in a recent article by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. The article, “Digging Deeper” highlights our mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger in our community. We’re grateful for this recognition and proud to be working toward a more sustainable and equitable food system.
After the Harvest’s Strawberry Day 2023 was a resounding success! Thanks to the generous donation of 3 pallets of fresh strawberries from Driscoll’s Berries, a total of 2,880 pounds of the sweet and juicy fruit were distributed to 31 different agencies across 25 different zip codes in the 5 county area (Jackson, Clay, Platte, Johnson, and Wyandotte). Despite the event being postponed for a month due to mudslides and flooding in California, our dedicated staff, volunteers, and agency partners worked tirelessly to make sure these berries got into the hands of those who need them most.
We’ve been plowing away at this idea for quite some time now, and we’re excited to finally share the fruits of our labor with you. We’ve been busy planting seeds of collaboration and nurturing our partnerships, all in the hopes of cultivating a stronger, more connected community.
If you’d like to help with food rescue operations, you can volunteer to participate in gleaning. This involves going out to farms, orchards, and other sites where fresh food is grown and harvesting it to be distributed to those in need. This helps to ensure that food that would otherwise go to waste is put to good use.