Recipe of the Week: Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

  This recipe is one of the best corn on the cob recipes, with four easy to find ingredients.  Add a little ethnic zest to your recipe with mayonnaise and chili powder.  A video of how to make the recipe is also available.  Thank you Blakeyl from allrecipes.com. Mexican Corn of the Cob (Elote)  […]

Saturday, January 20th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 8-11am (Unless Specified)

We have a new host site – Elevate Christian Church, 4655 S. 16th St., Phoenix 85040 joining the Borderlands family. Please help celebrate Elevate CC with their first P.O.W.W.O.W. market and make it a successful one.   Enjoy shopping at our 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this Saturday, January 20th from the hours of 8:00am –[…]

New to P.O.W.W.O.W.

Are you new to the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) program but do not know what to do next?  Not a problem, P.O.W.W.O.W. has no qualifications at all and is offered to everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, citizenship and income.  When you decide on the P.O.W.W.O.W. market to visit, at the[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Sat., January 6th – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Hello Supporters, We are in need of plastic grocery bags, please bring your bags when you visit a P.O.W.W.O.W. market so our volunteers can bag the bulk/loose varieties and make it easier for all of you. Start off the new year by eating healthier for 2018 and beyond. We have 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this[…]

Cooking Demo with Chef Todd – Calvary North Church – Saturday, January 6th

Chef Todd is back to provide his cooking demonstration and everyone is invited to taste the samples and learn different recipes that will make your meals simple, affordable and enjoyable.  Please stop by the demo booth  at Calvary North Church, 14201 N. 32nd St. in Phoenix this Saturday, December 2nd (starts at 8:00am) to “see[…]

Saturday, January 6th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

We hope everyone had a great and safe holiday. Let’s Start off the new year to eat and stay healthy for 2018 and beyond. We have a 15 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this Saturday, January 6th from the hours of 8:00am – 11:00am. For a $10 contribution and with no qualifications of any kind, you can[…]

Saturday, December 30th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Markets – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Eat healthy and be safe to start off the 2018 year early by showing your family and friends what 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious produce looks like with a $10 contribution. Shop at your next market distribution tomorrow morning (Saturday, December 30th) from 8:00am – 11:00am with 10 market locations statewide.  Metro Phx. and Pinal[…]

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini, Olive and Cheese Quesadillas

Try this delicious vegetarian recipe for any day of the week, your children will be sure to enjoy it.  Some of the ingredients were offered from last Saturday, December 23rd P.O.W.W.O.W. market.  The Zucchini, Olive and Cheese Quesadillas recipe is by Cooking Light from MyRecipes.

Saturday, December 30th – 11 P.O.W.W.OW. markets – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Woo Hoo! We have a 11 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations this Saturday, December 30th from the hours of 8:00am – 11:00am to show your family and friends on how eat healthier for the new year. For a $10 contribution and with no qualifications of any kind, you can shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh[…]

Recipe of the Week: Ratatouille with White Beans & Polenta

Make this beautiful and healthy meal for your holiday party(ies) using Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplants and Italian Squash you will shop from one of the P.O.W.W.O.W. markets this Saturday, December 23rd from 8:00am – 11:00am.  The Ratatouille with White Beans & Polenta recipe is by Eatingwell Test Kitchen from EatingWell.

Saturday, December 23rd – P.O.W.W.O.W. Market Locations – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Saturday, December 23rd from the hours of 8:00am – 11:00am we will have 10 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations in the State of Arizona. For a $10 contribution and with no qualifications of any kind, you can shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce. Please check back for the varieties of produce offered[…]

Recipe of the Week: Eggplant Lasagna Rolls

Call vegetarians and meat-eaters, this recipe is perfect for all kinds of palate.  Very nutritious, tasty and one of the varieties from the P.O.W.W.O.W. market last weekend is on the ingredient list.  Eggplant Lasagna Rolls by Hilary Meyers from Eatingwell.

Food Waste Experts: Virtual Water

From the editors of Food Waste Experts: We believe it is important to understand the connections between growing enough food, meeting rising energy needs and providing ample clean water for people around the world. Our everyday food, water and energy choices have a profound effect on each other and the environment.  Americans throw 40 percent of their[…]

From fresh produce to inmate job training, Nogales food bank fills a basket of needs

Borderlands Food Bank collects produce from Mexico, all of which is either excess produce for distributors or “ugly” produce that grocery stores won’t put on their shelves. Through several different programs, the nonprofit distributes the food to individuals and other nonprofit agencies across Arizona and in Sonora, Mexico.  Located about 1.5 miles away from the[…]

A new use for old produce

Between two lines of white-topped buffet tables stood a mountain of produce: multicolored mini peppers gathered into bulging shopping bags, flats of crimson tomatoes, heaps of pale green watermelons. The display was part of a weekly produce distribution dubbed P.O.W.W.O.W. — or “Produce on Wheels Without Waste.” On an August morning, Yolanda Soto and about[…]

Rescuing unwanted fruits, veggies: Arizona’s food waste could feed thousands

The amount of food that’s thrown away in America is staggering but “invisible,” experts say. Borderlands Food Bank is one Arizona organization that’s helping bring the problem into focus. Borderlands is one of a growing number of groups working to fight food waste in America, where more than 25 million people are unsure where their[…]

Feeding Our Future – Borderlands Food Bank on Arizona Public Media

Listen to Yolanda Soto, Director of Borderlands Food Bank on Arizona Public Media. Click here: At a quarter to six on a Saturday morning, people are lining up in the parking lot of an industrial park on Ina Road and Oldfather. This is P.O.W.W.O.W., Produce on Wheels Without Waste. It’s a pop-up market. An hour ago,[…]

Students build greenhouse, expand garden at Nogales middle school

This school is one of our many local partners, the director of the school serves as a board member for Borderlands Food Bank. Also, Yolanda Soto our director graciously volunteers her time as a board member for this school. It’s wonderful that younger generations are learning hands-on about food, water and nutrition. Students built a greenhouse and are learning[…]

Green Bronx Machine, Stephen Ritz – Teacher growing Green in South Bronx

Green Bronx Machine is great. Food, nutrition and community building is something we at Borderlands Food Bank care about deeply. Watch the video for inspiring moments. Stephen Ritz program is sustainable because he has brought in all the stakeholders, (teachers, parents, administrators, and students) and uses state accredited curriculum. By using food and plant life[…]

A lifeline to address hunger via ‘unwanted’ produce at border food warehouses

Borderlands Food Bank along with one of our partners, Compost Cats on the Arizona Sonora News. In 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture reported that between 30 to 40 percent of the American food supply is wasted. When most people think of food waste, they think of little Billy not finishing his dinner. They[…]

NPR: Perfectly good produce discarded at border feeds people in need

Perfectly good produce discarded at border feeds people in need. Learn how Borderlands keeps this produce out of the landfill. Help us by educating others about our work. Listen to Latino USA on NPR with host Maria Hinojosa. Maria interviews our Director Yolanda Soto on solutions to keeping food out of the landfill by providing[…]

NPR: Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border.  Lisa Morhouse of NPR interviews our Director Yolanda Soto about our important work in food rescue and distribution. The interview describes how $4 billion worth of fruits and vegetables comes through the Nogales, Arizona border crossing. Most gets distributed to all parts of the U.S.[…]

Borderlands Food Bank supports community based composting programs

What is Compost? Compost is the end product of decomposition: It is part of the earth’s biological cycle of growth and decay. Organic materials, fruit and vegetables scraps, leaves, grass clippings, twigs, coffee grinds, etc., break down (thanks to the help of microorganisms, oxygen, and water) into dark, loose crumbly material that resembles rich soil.[…]

Feature Point: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5990 located in Marana and a chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW provides assistance to veterans, their families and to the community. Programs include Youth Activities and Scholarships, Educational Outreach, Troop Support and Community Volunteerism. For more information please contact (520) 682-6134. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5990 will[…]

KVOA 4 Tucson: Market aims to make healthy food affordable

At Produce on Wheels – With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) markets, anyone can get up to 60 pounds of fresh produce for just ten bucks. Read more about this from KVOA Tucson. At Produce on Wheels With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) markets, anyone can get up to 60 pounds of fresh produce for just ten bucks. The markets are[…]

Nogales International: Hungry cows keep food waste out of landfill

Francisco “Pancho” Martinez jerked the dump truck forward and out poured a whole bed’s worth of tomatoes, squash, melons and other past-prime produce mashed into a slop Friday morning… “It helps them out, and it benefits the cows,” Martinez said of his arrangement with Borderlands Food Bank and produce warehouses. Friday morning at the food bank,[…]

TakePart: The Compost Cats Aren’t Just Scratching at the Food-Waste Problem

Read the full article on TakePart: “What we’ve been doing for 21 years is educating the produce industry not to dump at the landfill,” Yolanda Soto, CEO of Borderlands Food Bank, told National Geographic. “It’s $40 to dump it at the landfill, and [you] have to pay to drive there. It’s much better for them economically[…]

National Geographic: Rescuing Rejected Food to Feed the Hungry at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Read the full article on the National Geographic website: “What we’ve been doing for 21 years is educating the produce industry not to dump at the landfill,” Soto, who is a Nogales native, says. Donating actually offers a perk to producers too. “Call us,” she says pitching to me like I’m one of the producers[…]

Nogales International: Prison inmates do hard work in SC County

An article from Nogales International Newspaper reported by Murphy Woodhouse called “Prison inmates do hard work in SC County” explains how vital inmate labor from the Arizona Department of Corrections is to the operation of Borderlands Food Bank. Read the full story here. Many employees are required to wear uniforms to the office, but those[…]

Huff Post: Perfectly Good Produce Discarded At U.S. Border Feeds People In Need

The Huffington Post article reported by Cameron Keady called Perfectly Good Produce Discarded At U.S. Border Feeds People In Need.  Please read the article describing how Borderlands Food Bank is giving a second life to produce discarded at the U.S. border by distributing it to people in need.  Click here to read the full article. Distributing this rejected[…]