Education Corner: Salud America, All Good Produce Deserves a Home

Fresh produce can be a rare commodity in Nogales, Ariz. (95% Latino), where 17% of children are food insecure and ineligible for assistance. Yolanda Soto saw the need for Latino homes and families all across Arizona to have fresh produce to improve nutrition and fight obesity. When Soto saw still-edible fresh produce being dumped into landfills every day, she had an idea for a fresh produce distribution program that rescues this food and provides it to food, insecure families. The program, Produce on Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W), now gives families, churches, communities and schools more access to fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be considered garbage. EMERGENCE Awareness/Learn:  Yolanda Soto started helping Latino families in food-insecure areas …

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