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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 66106

Nestled within the 66106 zip code, the vibrant neighborhood of Argentine carries a history as rich and diverse as its residents. Named for the prosperous silver smeltery that once thrived here, Argentine’s legacy is steeped in industry, innovation, and community spirit.

Argentine’s roots trace back to the site of a former Shawnee reservation. The neighborhood’s proximity to the railroad, abundant local lumber sources, and the flourishing smeltery, followed by steel manufacturing, marked a period of substantial economic success.

Prominent landmarks such as the Argentine Carnegie Library, the grave of Tecumseh’s brother, the Shawnee prophet Tensquatawa at White Feather Spring, Sauer Castle, and the Argentine mural at 30th Street and Metropolitan Avenue celebrate the neighborhood’s rich heritage and culture. 

Argentine is a place where diversity thrives, with a racial makeup of 72% white, 7.8% black, and 16% Hispanic/Latino residents. The presence of the BNSF rail yards, a national crossroads for freight rail lines, underscores the area’s strategic importance.

While Argentine has a rich history, it also faces challenges. With a  median income of $42,586, and a substantial percentage of households without children (60%), there is room for growth and opportunity.

ATH is committed to nurturing the spirit of Argentine by addressing food access issues within the community. We believe that everyone deserves access to fresh and nutritious food.

Team UPP with 66106: 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



66106 Food Banks & Agencies

  • Catholic Charities NEKS
    Hope Distribution Center & Food Pantry

    5500 Klamm Rd.
    Kansas City, KS 66106
  • Metropolian Ave. United Methodist Church
    3730 Metropolitan Ave.
    Kansas City, KS 66106

66106 Community Gardens

  • Turner Community Garden
    5500 Klamm Rd. 
    Kansas City, KS 66106
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66106 Grocery Stores

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market
    2300 Metropolitan Ave.
    Kansas City, KS 66106
  • El Mercado Fresco
    2102 Metropolitan Ave.
    Kansas City, KS 66106
  • Sun Fresh Market
    2803 S. 47th St.
    Kansas City, KS 66106

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