Lisa Ousley, Executive Director of After the Harvest, was a guest on “EcoRadio KC,” a weekly radio show on KKFI 90.1 FM community radio station, to talk about efforts to glean food from farms and get them into pantries. The original broadcast date was October 14, 2014.
Lisa spoke about how they have rescued produce and fruit from area fields and orchards. After the Harvest coordinates volunteers to pick bags and boxes to deliver to area pantries, and they also contract with farmers to deliver full truckloads to Harvesters for repacking. One truckload can include 44,000 pounds of produce, for example, a delivery of sweet potatoes.
Lisa also invited radio listeners to attend the October 23rd “Harvest Happy Hour” — a time to celebrate the fall harvest with your friends and colleagues.. There’s no cost to the event that provides beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a wonderful selection of appetizers, but it’s a fundraiser for the organization so attendees will be invited to make donations. Party for a cause!
See the audio player below to listen to the full radio show.