Southwest Community Center – P.O.W.W.O.W. Distribution – Saturday, July 1st

Happy Fourth of July Everyone, eat healthy and be safe. Third distribution a charm for Southwest Community Center located at 5950 S. Cardinal Ave. in Tucson for their Saturday, July 1st P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution. Over 10,700 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce was distributed to their communities at large. Southwest Community Center’s next distribution will be[…]

Lifebridge Community Alliance, P.O.W.W.O.W. Distribution, Saturday, June 24th

Congratulations Lifebridge Community Alliance located at Orangewood Church, 7510 N. 27th Ave., in Phoenix for their P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution this past Saturday, June 24th. Distributed over 7,700 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce. Keep it going! LCA’s next distribution date is Saturday, July 22nd from 6:00am – 9:00am. For more information about Produce On Wheels With[…]

Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) Summer Markets on Saturday, July 1st

  No qualifications at all and everyone is welcome. Wake up early, and shop before the heat shows up this Saturday morning, July 1st from 6:00am – 9:00am at the 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution for the months of July and August in Pinal Co/Metro Phoenix and SE AZ/Metro Tucson service area. Locations are limited as[…]

5 P.O.W.W.O.W. Market Locations, Saturday, June 24th, Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

mitations, no income qualifications and everyone is welcome. Wake up early, beat the heat and be one of the first ones to shop at one of our 5 available markets locations this Saturday, June 24th, from the hours of 6:00am – 9:00am. Locations are limited to the 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution for the months of[…]

Another P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution at a YMCA Location

For this week we would also like to thank Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA located at 5517 N. 17th Ave. in Phoenix. Legacy YMCA has been an agency site of Borderlands Food Bank since the 2016 Summer Distribution season helping Borderlands distribute produce in the Phoenix communities. Legacy YMCA distributed approximately 8,300 lbs. of fresh nutritious produce[…]

Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) Summer Markets on Saturday, June 24th

No age limitations, no income qualifications and everyone is welcome. Wake up early, beat the heat and be one of the first ones to shop on Saturday morning, June 24th from 6:00am – 9:00am at the 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution for the months of June, July and August in Metro Phoenix and SE AZ/Metro Tucson[…]

Another site who also had an outstanding and a great turnout

Another site who also had an outstanding and a great turnout this past Saturday, June 3rd. Thank you Corona Baptist Church located at 4450 W. Ray Rd. in Chandler for a great kickoff for our 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution Season for June, July and August. Corona Baptist was able to distribute over 25,000 lbs. of[…]

Produce On Wheels Summer Markets on June 10th

Welcome to our 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution for the months of June, July and August in Metro Phoenix and SE AZ/Metro Tucson service area. Our next distribution for the summer will be this Saturday, June 10th from 6:00am – 9:00am (Hours May Vary at Each Location). Locations are limited as most agency sites from the[…]

Thank you St. Francis in the Foothills Church

Thank you St. Francis in the Foothills Church for another successful P.O.W.W.O.W. produce season. Located at 4625 E. River Rd. in Tucson, St. Francis distributed approximately 10,100 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce this past Saturday, May 27th. to their communities at large.  St. Francis in the Foothills will not be hosting during the summers[…]

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[…]