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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 64109

In the heart of Kansas City, the 64109 zip code encompasses a community rich in history and resilience. Home to neighborhoods like Ivanhoe and Hyde Park, this area has a profound story to tell. As we pay homage to the heritage of this remarkable neighborhood, we also recognize the opportunities for growth, particularly in the realm of food security, which ATH is dedicated to addressing.

The residents of 64109, primarily Black, form a close-knit community with an average age in the 40s. The neighborhood boasts a treasure trove of history, with nearly all housing dating back to 1939 or earlier.

Hyde Park, a part of 64109, holds a special place in the neighborhood’s history. Originally designed and built as an exclusive subdivision by and for the elite of the time, it was home to architects, lumber barons, railroad magnates, congressmen, and ministers of Kansas City high society. The neighborhood’s historical significance is further underscored by its designation as a registered historic landmark.

While history and culture thrive, economic challenges persist. The median household income in 64109 is less than $20,000, reflecting the need for opportunities and support. A significant portion of the population faces unemployment or part-time work, making the struggle for economic stability a daily reality.

Despite these challenges, the community remains resilient. More than 50% of the population has graduated from high school, a testament to the value placed on education.

ATH believes in nurturing the spirit of 64109 by addressing food security issues in the neighborhood. Our programs are dedicated to ensuring that no one in this vibrant community goes without access to fresh and nutritious food.

Team UPP with 64109: 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



64109 Community Gardens

  • Longfellow Community Garden
    922 E. 30th St.
    Kansas City MO 64109
  • Metro Lutheran Ministries Community Garden
    2820 Highland Ave.
    Kansas City MO 64109
  • Ivanhoe/Richardson Community Garden
    3515 Park
    Kansas City MO 64109

64109 Food Pantries & Agencies

  • None
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64109 Grocery Stores

  • Save A Lot
    3410 Troost Ave.
    Kansas City MO 64109

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