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Different people, different jobs and even different departments. What’s the best way to bring everyone together to team build? Get involved in After the Harvest gleaning. From May to November, it gets co-workers out of the office and into the fields and orchards of Kansas City-area growers to rescue fruits and vegetables that might otherwise go to waste.
Whether you’re part of a small company or a large corporation, it’s a great way to get your hands a little dirty at the harvest, breathe fresh country air and work together toward getting healthy food to hungry families, seniors and children.
Let’s talk about how to make your gleaning work for you. Or, if you would like to create a deeper partnership with After the Harvest, scroll down to see all of the ways we can do that. Contact us at 816-921-1903 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LUNCH & LEARN: GET READY TO GLEAN.
We love to share information as much as we do fresh produce. We’ll come to your company with an After the Harvest Lunch & Learn to explain the importance of gleaning and how the hours your team spends will impact our community. It’s also a great time to sign up your team for upcoming gleanings. Let us know when you want to schedule your Lunch & Learn date.
FUNDRAISE FOR YOUR GLEANING.
Engage your whole company–gleaners and non-gleaners alike–to support your scheduled gleaning. Set up a boots-on-the-ground or online fundraiser. Every $500 you raise sponsors another gleaning: from coordinating farmers, agencies and volunteers; supporting upkeep of “The Glean Machine” transport van and harvesting equipment, to keeping the lights on in the After the Harvest office!
Service hours yield great results.
With so many volunteer opportunities available, After the Harvest makes it easy for employees to direct their time and talents to the activities they enjoy most. Whether that’s in the field or project-related, individuals or a whole department, providing ongoing paid service hours enables them to truly make a difference in getting healthy food to hungry people.
Join the Vegetable Emergency Glean Squad, our quick response team that comes together on short notice for weekday morning produce gleanings.
Produce Rescue Driver
Sign up for pop-up pick-ups or weekly pick-ups from farms and markets–transporting rescued produce to agencies feeding those in need.
Glean weekly or monthly at a specific farm or garden.
Plant a company-sponsored garden near your office and donate the produce you grow.
Help with copywriting, design, marketing, public relations and social media.
Event and Fundraising Projects
Plan and promote events and fundraisers.
Speak to groups, help at events and spread the word as an After the Harvest advocate.
a different kind of sponsorship.
More than just writing a check, you want to be able to connect with the causes you support on different levels–and in different ways. Whether it’s employee volunteerism or company giving, After the Harvest is increasing the impact of our mission–fighting hunger, improving nutrition and reducing food waste–thanks to your help. And there are lots of opportunities for you to join our movement. Let’s talk about what works best for your company. Contact us at 816-921-1903 or email@example.com.
Support Greens&Jeans, our largest fundraiser, and other smaller ones: auction items, décor, flowers, food and beverage, advertising, printing, event space.
Match what your employees raise via fundraisers or individual giving. Provide matching funds for After the Harvest online fundraisers like Buck$ for Trucks during the holiday season.
Sponsor a semi-truckload of produce in our Buck$ for Trucks program anytime throughout the year. $5,000 pays for packaging, handling and sourcing for about 42,000 lbs. of donated produce.
Sponsor Greens&Jeans or other smaller events.
Add After the Harvest to your list of eligible nonprofits.
“We love your donations. It is so great to be able to provide fresh, healthy produce to our clients. Because we serve the homeless, we have many with health issues, but we also have a limited budget. So, I just thank God for your gifts.”
—After the Harvest agency partner