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 the plants to After the Harvest for gleaning and delivery to food pantries later in the year. This is a super important planting for us…can you join us?

Thursday, June 2, 8-11 a.m.–Gleaning kale, chard and lettuce at gardens in Kingsville, MO. We only need a few folks…the kale, chard and lettuce is ready to pick at gardens only 20 minutes from Lee’s Summit.

Sign up now if you can help. Or contact Sandy (just respond to this e-mail)…she’ll sign you up!

…Or, future gleanings: Sign up now for future gleanings. Listings will say “produce gleaning,” instead of, say, “apple gleaning”, which means we’ll be gleaning, but don’t yet know what will be ready to harvest on which farm within 30-45 minutes of KC. We’ll let you know via e-mail before your gleaning. Signing up for “produce gleanings” gives you (individuals and families and especially group leaders) longer to plan and helps us so very much.

Not just a soup kitchen: Dining with Dignity. From Mandy Caruso-Yahne, Director of Community Engagement for Episcopal Community Services: Here at Episcopal Community Services, our motto is “Feeding the Hungry, Changing Lives.” We oversee a network of food programs across the Kansas City metro, including several pantries located in various Episcopal churches and the Kansas City Community Kitchen at 8th/Paseo, just east of downtown.

Kansas City Community Kitchen (KCCK) made the news this winter when we made a big change to the way lunch is served. Rather than a traditional soup kitchen…Read more.