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Produce Rescue Driver needed--Bring fresh fruits, veggies in KC area to hungry people

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After the Harvest
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Kansas City, MO
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Published 2 months ago
Produce Rescue Driver needed--Bring fresh fruits, veggies in KC area to hungry people

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.

You can sign up for a planned gleaning shift directly on our Volunteer Calendar.

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.


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.

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Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Kansas City, MO, USA
Directions

Pick ups will be in and around Kansas City Metro

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