Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste Sites Serve Cities Across Arizona
During our 2015-2016 produce season we were able to rescue 30 million pounds of fresh produce, of that nearly 7 million pounds (39 varieties) were distributed through our P.O.W.W.O.W. program. This makes a grand total of 107,531 fresh nutritious produce boxes distributed to families across Arizona.
Hosting Weekly Neighborhood Distribution Markets
The Borderlands P,O.W.W.O.W. program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of our P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 60 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $10. Find a P.O.W.W.O.W. site close to you.
All of the produce distributed at each our weekly markets was initially rescued by us, Borderlands. This produce comes directly from the warehouses of produce distributors, with a majority of it having been processed for the landfill simply because the distributors were unable to market it. Every season, this rescued produce, distributed through our P.O.W.W.O.W. program accounts for over 4 million healthy meal supplements!
All of Borderlands programs are made available to not only community members but also registered non-profit organizations. Our P.O.W.W.O.W. After Hours program works with area non-profit organizations who, once registered with Borderlands, are able to pick-up up to 10 boxes of each variety of remaining produce. P.O.W.W.O.W. After Hours is only open at the completion of each of our weekly sites (after our supporters have had a chance to shop.)
So how does it work?
Take a moment to check out our produce calendar, this is where we'll provide a weekly update as to where sites are going to be, and, when possible, what produce may be available. All produce is available on a first come basis, try to arrive early.
Contribute $10 to Shop
When you arrive to the distribution site find the registration table, at which you will be able to make your $10 cash contribution. Now you are ready to shop!
Let the Shopping Begin!
At each site we typically provide a list of the quantities of each item you can shop for, this is to ensure that everyone receives the same mix of produce. You are welcome to opt out of an item, however substitutes are not offered.