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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 64138

In the heart of Raytown lies the vibrant community of 64138. With a rich history that mirrors the westward expansion of pioneers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Raytown is a place where heritage and ambition intertwine. As we honor the legacy of this remarkable neighborhood, we also recognize opportunities for growth, particularly in the realm of food security.

Today, Raytown’s racial makeup is primarily white, and its residents, largely in their late 20s to early 40s, form a diverse and dynamic community. A significant percentage of single-parent families adds to the neighborhood’s unique tapestry.

The area where Raytown now stands was developed as pioneers journeyed westward along the Three Trails in search of fertile lands and water. A treaty signed in 1826 added this land to the state of Missouri at the cost of $800. In about 1848, William Ray established a blacksmith shop on the Santa Fe Trail in Jackson County. The settlement around this blacksmith shop was known first as “Ray’s Town” and later as “Raytown.”

While Raytown’s history is rich, it also faces modern-day challenges. With a population of just over 25,000 and a median household income of $45,904, there is room for improvement. Approximately 55% of people in the area work part-time or are unemployed, highlighting the need for economic opportunities.

After the Harvest believes in nurturing the roots of Raytown by addressing food access 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 64138: 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



64138 Food Pantries & Agencies

  • Raytown Emergency Assistance Program
    9300 E. 75th St.
    Raytown MO 64138
  • Hope Network-Food & Clothing Pantry
    10500 E. 350 Hwy
    Raytown MO 64138
  • Saint Regis Food Pantry
    8941 James A. Reed Rd.
    Kansas City MO 64138

64138 Community Gardens

  • None
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64138 Grocery Stores

  • Save A Lot
    8744 Blue Ridge Blvd.
    Raytown MO 64138
  • Walmart Supercenter
    10300 E. State Rte 350
    Raytown MO 64138

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