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Urban Produce Push is ATH’s vision to ensure that every corner of Kansas City has access to an abundance of healthy, nourishing fruits and vegetables. Through UPP, ATH is taking action to address communities struggling most with food insecurity. In these areas, there is a significant lack of resources such as quality grocery stores, community gardens, and access to fresh produce. With your help, our goal is to bridge these gaps and create a more balanced food landscape by providing support where it’s needed most urgently. 

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UPP-Ward Bound: The History of 64106

In the heart of Kansas City lies the 64106 zip code, a dynamic area that encompasses the 18th & Vine District, City Market, Power & Light District, and much of the bustling downtown central business district. This neighborhood’s story is one of diversity, fortitude, and the enduring spirit of its residents. As we pay tribute to this remarkable community, we also recognize the need for progress, particularly in the realm of food access, which ATH is dedicated to addressing.

64106 is a place where cultures converge, and diversity thrives. Its residents, primarily Black, are complemented by a thriving community of young professionals. While senior citizens are few in number, this area is a vibrant hub of activity where families are fewer. With a population of roughly 8,000 and just under 3,700 housing units, 64106 is a community that values connection. The median household income of $25,600 reflects the economic challenges faced by many residents, with a significant 74 percent of households without children.

64106’s history is etched into the architecture that surrounds its streets. Nearly half of all housing was built in 1939 or earlier, preserving the neighborhood’s historical character. The average rent for a studio apartment, ranging from $750-$999 a month, poses a substantial financial burden for many residents, with rent accounting for 41% of their average annual income.

While 64106 faces its challenges, the spirit of the community remains undiminished. ATH believes in nurturing this spirit by addressing food access issues in the neighborhood.

Team UPP with 64106: Here's how you can help!

  • Volunteer Your Time: Join us in gleaning farms and fields, rescuing fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste. Your hands-on help can directly nourish families in need.
  • Become a Monthly Donor: Your consistent support ensures that we can sustain our efforts, year-round. Even a small monthly contribution goes a long way in the fight against food insecurity.
  • Rally Your Organization: Encourage your workplace or organization to become ATH sponsors and/or volunteers. Together, we can create a ripple effect of change, impacting entire communities.
  • Grow for Us: If you have a green thumb, consider growing fruits and vegetables for After the Harvest. Your garden can be a source of fresh, nutritious produce for those who need it most.
  • Adopt a Zip Code: Choose a community that speaks to your heart and adopt a zip code. Your support will help us lower food insecurity rates, empower local growers, and provide essential nourishment to residents. To get started, contact:

Jane FletcherJane Fletcher
ATH Director of Administration
(816) 921-1903 ext. 104



64106 Food Pantries & Agencies

  • City Union Mission Pantry – Food Distribution Center
    1700 E. 8th St.
    Kansas City MO 64106

64106 Community Gardens

  • Columbus Park Community Garden
    1019 E. Missouri Ave.
    Kansas City MO 64106
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64106 Grocery Stores

  • Cosentino’s Market
    10 E. 13th St.
    Kansas City MO 64106
  • Nature’s Own
    310 E. 5th St.
    Kansas City MO 64106
  • ALDI
    721 The Paseo
    Kansas City MO 64106
  • Chinatown Food Market
    202 Grand Blvd.
    Kansas City MO 64106
  • Hung Vuong Market
    303 Grand Blvd.
    Kansas City MO 64106

Is there a valuable community resource missing from this list? Let us know! Email info@aftertheharvestkc.org.