Happy Giving Tuesday! After the Harvest is humbled to announce that Randy Burdge, a longtime volunteer, donor and supporter of our organization, has graciously pledged to match all donations to ATH up to $10,000. Double the impact of your donation this Giving Tuesday and help us fight food insecurity, improve nutrition, and reduce unnecessary food waste in our community.
Learn more about Randy’s years of work with After the Harvest below, and in honor of his commitment to our mission, make a donation today and Randy will match it!
Dear Friends of After the Harvest,
Hi. I’m Randy Burdge. I am reaching out to friends and supporters of After the Harvest to invite you to join me in supporting After the Harvest on Giving Tuesday. In fact, I’m challenging you to be a part of something big: Join me in supporting ATH by helping to match my $10,000 gift on Giving Tuesday.
When I started volunteering for After the Harvest in 2014, I had no idea that I would be sending this message to you today. I had no idea I would be board president for a nonprofit with such an important role in our community. I had just retired and was looking for ways to give back when I connected with ATH – a gleaning organization that was helping to give people access to good, nutritious food. Preventing the waste of nourishing food and giving struggling families an opportunity to eat well – it’s work that really makes a difference.
Now, eight years later, I’m still volunteering nearly five days a week, helping to distribute produce to partner agencies that get it out into the community. I have had the privilege of watching the delight on people’s faces as they receive bags of fresh fruits and vegetables. They talk about how much good the food will do for them and their families. These aren’t just metrics – these are real people, 1.2 million people in Missouri and Kansas just like you and me, who need our help. Together, we can provide a half a million servings of fresh fruits and vegetables for hungry people in our community.
Will you please donate today? Help match my $10,000 gift and together we can make a real difference for our community.