Every year, Americans throw away more than enough nutritious food to feed hungry U.S. citizen. Nearly one hundred billion pounds is wasted annually, according to the USDA. As a matter of fact, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in municipal solid waste. Food that could nourish our citizens ends up […]
Food insecurity is more than feeling hungry. Even when food is available, it often doesn’t include the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, which are key to a healthy diet. Consuming fresh produce helps prevent deadly chronic diseases and contributes to overall health and wellness. After the Harvest is improving the way our hungry neighbors […]
Food insecurity exists in every zip code throughout Greater Kansas City. Most people personally know others in their extended family, neighborhood, church or school who are currently struggling or have struggled in the past to provide enough good food for their family. And it’s only getting worse. According to research conducted by CNBC, 63 percent […]
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Dear Friend, The 2022 Gleaning Season is winding down for After the Harvest. We’re picking turnips and winter squash right now, but the below-freezing temperatures will soon put an end to the growing season in our region. Still, we look forward to sharing the bounty of produce that we get through our produce distribution hub […]