Share a Recipe: Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Tacos

This recipe is courtesy of Cooking Classy. If you have a similar recipe please leave a comment here, we love to hear from our P.O.W.W.O.W. supporters! Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Tacos Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Yield: Makes enough for about 9 tacos Ingredients 3 medium tomatoes, cored and seeded, diced*[…]

Share a Recipe: Ginger Tomato Ice Cream. . .

This is a great looking recipe, something we have not tried yet but we are sure one of our P.O.W.W.O.W. supporters will be brave enough. Read more about this recipe from the the Washington Post SERVINGS: 5.5 CUPS INGREDIENTS FOR THE TOMATOES AND TOMATO PASTE 4 cups whole peeled tomatoes, from 3 to 3 1/2[…]

Share a Recipe: Pickled Tomatoes

  Right now is tomato season for us here at the Food Bank, for you this means lots of tomatoes at each of our upcoming Produce on Wheels Without Waste market’s. Some weekends like this most recent one, at least 20lbs of the 60lbs many of our supporters took home were tomatoes. Don’t miss out,[…]

Share a Recipe: Breakfast Quiche

This is a great recipe, especially since it includes a lot of items we typically have available at our Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste markets. Let us know if you have any recipes, we’re always looking and happy to feature your ideas. Recipe By:Rebekah Richards “Perfect for breakfast, this vegetarian quiche also makes a great[…]

Produce on Wheels Report Back #2

Thanks everyone who came out shopping on Saturday, January 28th. Here’s an overview of what our supporters had to say / do with their 60lbs! Share something with us by just tagging us on facebook @Produce on Wheels With-out Waste — Veronica Chana. Im tagging so you can like them. They happen all around Tucson[…]

Produce on Wheels Report Back #1

Starting now, every week we’ll be posting a report back from that Saturday’s Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste markets. Thank you to all of you who came out to shop Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste this past Saturday, January 14th. This weekend happened to be one of our biggest markets of the year, with over[…]

Frutas y Verduras en el centro de Nogales, AZ. 12 a 4pm. Frente a Jack in the Box en 215 N. Arroyo Blvd.

¡Hoy! Miércoles 21 de diciembre distribución de frutas y verduras a la comunidad en el centro de Nogales, Arizona. De 12 a 4 pm. En 215 N. Arroyo Blvd. 10 lbs de tomatillo, 10 lbs de ejote, 10 libras de chile verde, 18 calabasitas verdes, 16 chile de bola verde, 5 racimos de Banana/Platano. Por solo $10[…]

Distribución local de verduras y frutas en Borderlands Food Bank con el programa: Veggies R’Us. Direct distribution of fresh produce to our local community with our Veggies R’Us program

(In english below) Distribución local a la comunidad de ambos Nogales cada semana de martes a viernes de 9:00am a 1:00pm en el almacén Borderlands Food Bank De martes a viernes de 9:00am – 1:00pm todas las semanas tenemos el programa de Veggies R’Us donde distribuimos verduras y frutas saludables a la comunidad de ambos Nogales. Durante[…]

Veterans Exact Thanks (VETs): Non-Perishable Donation Drive

Borderlands Food Bank will be introducing a new program called V.E.T.S. (Veterans Exact Thanks – Share), to benefit veterans and families who are food insecure.  At a scheduled P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution location a food drive container in a shape of a boot will be available to collect donated healthy non-perishable items.  All non-perishable items will be collected and donated to a designated[…]

Produce on Wheels Gift Voucher

The Most Basic of Human Rights is Food – We go one step further and say “The Most Basic of Human Rights is Nutritious Food” Give Nutritiously!  Give a Voucher for the Original $10 for 60 lbs. Fresh Produce Box and help supplement meals nutritiously.  All Occasions – employee appreciation, Thanksgiving or holiday gift, birthdays[…]

Keep it out of the landfill: The basics of making home compost in the desert

Borderlands Food Bank has many partners that use our no longer edible produce to make compost that enriches the soil for their home garden plants. Zero waste is important to us, check out the composting in the desert information from University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program. What Is Compost? Compost is decomposed organic matter, produced[…]

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[…]