Legacy Foundation Family YMCA – July 15th P.O.W.W.O.W. Distribution

Legacy Foundation Family YMCA located at 5517 N. 17th Ave. in Phoenix distributed over 12,600 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce to the many communities in Metro Phoenix. That equates to 210 produce boxes. Excellent!  The distribution would not be successful without the many thanks to the volunteers and the YMCA organization. Give them an[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W. – Summer Distribution – Saturday, July 22nd, Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

Borderlands Food Bank is a non-traditional food bank in that it shares its produce with Mexico; non-traditional in that it does not require a participant to qualify either by residency or financial status; non-traditional in that it works with no government funding/ programs; non-traditional in that it principally rescues fresh produce to help feed families[…]

Gompers – Summer Distribution – Saturday, July 8th

Even in the hot weather Gompers had a great following at the P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution this past Saturday, July 8 at 6602 N. 27th Ave. in Phoenix. We would like to thank all of the volunteers who showed up and made it fun. Approximately 19,800 lbs. of fresh rescued nutritious produce was distributed to the many[…]

Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) Summer Markets on Saturday, July 15th

Shop for as many produce boxes as you would like with no qualifications because we believe everyone has the right to eat healthier. Wake up early, and shop before the heat shows up this Saturday morning, July 15th from 6:00am – 9:00am at one of our 5 distribution locations from the 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution[…]

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[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution, June 10th Markets

Welcome to our second weekend of 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 service area. Our next distribution will be this Saturday, June 10th (HOURS MAY VARY AT EACH LOCATION). Locations are limited as most agency sites from the produce season are[…]

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[…]

1st Distribution of the Summer Distribution Season at Open Door Fellowship Church

Outstanding and a great turnout! Thank you Open Door Fellowship Church located at 8301 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix for a great kickoff on Saturday, June 3rd for our 2017 P.O.W.W.O.W. Summer Distribution Season for June, July and August. Open Door was able to distribute over 17,000 lbs. of produce. The original $10 for 60[…]

Our Newest P.O.W.W.O.W. Partner will be Hosting this Saturday, June 10 from 6:00am – 9:00am

Our newest partner Gompers in Phoenix will be hosting their first P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution this Saturday, June 10th at 6601 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix 85017 from 6:00am – 9:00am. Let’s welcome Gompers into the Borderlands Food Bank and Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) family making their first distribution a successful one by shopping[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

Feature Point: Herbalicious

Herbalicious of Arizona located in Casa Grande educates the community members on the use of herbal medicine and foods that support health and a vibrant lifestyle, to provide the highest standard in herbal consultations and customer service, and to lead by example through life-long learning, personal experience with herbs and foods, and an organic, conscious[…]

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[…]