After the Harvest
Children & Youth
6320 Brookside Plaza Ste. 504 Kansas City, MO 64113
Active Opportunities (2)
Kansas City, MO 64111
At After the Harvest, we glean excess produce from farm fields, but also pick up already harvested excess produce from farms, farm stands and farmers’ markets and deliver it to food banks (like Harvesters) and pantries to feed hungry people. We also need lead volunteers who will "Adopt-a-Market" for the season on a rotating schedule. (For example, pick-up at City Market every 1st and 3rd Sunday, or pick-up at Overland Park Farmers' Market every 2nd Saturday). Each Lead Produce Rescue Driver will receive special training and packaging at the beginning of the season. Additional one-time volunteers will be matched with a Lead Produce Rescue Driver to help with pick-up and delivery to nearby food agencies. We currently pick up at the following Farmers Markets through October: Brookside, Overland Park City Market, Lenexa, Parkville, Merriam, Lee's Summit, and Unity Village. If you have a vehicle that can haul produce, and you have a heart to help those in need...ATH can sure use your help! Pick up donated produce every week or periodically from farms, markets and distributors. Bring the kids and make the experience come full circle by delivering to food banks, pantries, shelters and community kitchens in the Greater Kansas City area. Other opportunities: Your organization/group wants to glean? Reserve your date now. You want to lead a gleaning? We always need field supervisors. You want us to come speak to your organization? We’d love to meet you! After the Harvest has a very small staff, so we only succeed because of volunteers like you! Thanks so much for helping rescue fresh, nutritious produce to feed those in need. In compliance with CDC and local health guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are implementing the following rules for all volunteer events. Volunteers must not exhibit any signs of illness currently or within the last 14 days. Volunteers must not have traveled outside of Kansas or Missouri in the last 14 days. All volunteers older than 2 years must wear a face mask for the duration of the event. Homemade cloth masks and handkerchiefs are acceptable. Volunteers from different households must maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times. All volunteers are required to complete an electronic waiver form before entering the field. Volunteers who have not completed the waiver will not be allowed to participate.
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Kansas City, MO 64111
SIGN UP FOR GLEANING AND GET YOUR HANDS A LITTLE DIRTY: https://aftertheharvestkc.org/volunteer/gleaning-sign-up/ Rise and shine and bring your family and friends, corporate co-workers and congregations, groups and organizations to glean (harvest what’s left over) with After the Harvest. Together, you’ll rescue fruits and vegetables from farms, orchards and gardens. Then, we deliver the produce fresh from the field-you can help do that too if you can!-to pantries, kitchens and shelters feeding our hungry neighbors. With morning weekday and some weekend gleaning events, from May through November-sometimes earlier and sometimes later depending on the weather and growing season-you’re sure to find a fit. All are welcome, including children of any age, who get to see how our food grows and where it comes from. Please note: Gleanings are within 30-45 minutes of downtown Kansas City. We’ll contact you the week of your gleaning (sometimes up to the day before) with where and what you’ll be harvesting, based on what our growers tell us is available. Our regular gleaning dates are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings with occasional last-minute gleanings occurring on other days of the week. You can sign up for a planned gleaning shift directly on our website: https://aftertheharvestkc.org/volunteer/gleaning-sign-up/ Our gleanings usually begin at 7:30am and last for approximately three hours. Each gleaning is dependent on what is ready to pick and which farmers have extra for us to glean and provide to hungry people in the area. Sometimes we know specifics a week in advance, sometimes a day, but we do know that we’ll be harvesting, so you’ll see postings just stating that we’ll be gleaning "produce" at a nearby farm. We’ll post and e-mail the details as the date approaches. After the gleaning, you'll have an opportunity to deliver the produce to one of our pantries or food agencies (our volunteers tell us this is often the most rewarding part of their experience). In compliance with CDC and local health guidelines regarding COVID-19, we are implementing the following rules for all volunteer events. Violation of any rule will result in immediate dismissal from the event: Volunteers must not exhibit any signs of illness currently or within the last 14 days Volunteers must not have traveled outside of Kansas or Missouri in the last 14 days. All volunteers older than two years must wear a facemask for the duration of the event. Homemade cloth masks and handkerchiefs are acceptable. Volunteers from different households must maintain at least 6 feet of distance at all times. Disposable food safety gloves should be worn when packing produce. We will provide disposable gloves for anyone who needs them. All volunteers are required to complete an electronic waiver form before entering the field. Volunteers who have not completed the waiver will not be allowed to participate.
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
After the Harvest rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people, primarily in Greater Kansas City.
Our volunteers glean
after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. The majority of the funds we raise helps secure semi-truckloads of donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills. After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest produce donor to Harvesters-The Community Food Network.
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