New to P.O.W.W.O.W.

Are you new to the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) program but do not know what to do next?  Not a problem, P.O.W.W.O.W. has no qualifications at all and is offered to everyone regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, citizenship and income.  When you decide on the P.O.W.W.O.W. market to visit, at the[…]

Produce Map: Find Your P.O.W.W.O.W. Market for Saturday, June 23rd, 6-9am (Unless Specified)

Ready to shop at our 2017/2018 Produce on Wheels With-Out Waste Summer Season Market Distribution? Come out and join us at any of our 7 markets this Saturday, June 23rd from the hours of 6:00am – 9:00am (Unless Specified) where you’ll be able to shop for up to 70lbs of fresh, rescued produce with a $12[…]

Saturday, December 23rd – P.O.W.W.O.W. Market Locations – Hours: 8:00am – 11:00am

Saturday, December 23rd from the hours of 8:00am – 11:00am we will have 10 P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations in the State of Arizona. For a $10 contribution and with no qualifications of any kind, you can shop for up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce. Please check back for the varieties of produce offered[…]

Recipe of the Week: Eggplant Lasagna Rolls

Call vegetarians and meat-eaters, this recipe is perfect for all kinds of palate.  Very nutritious, tasty and one of the varieties from the P.O.W.W.O.W. market last weekend is on the ingredient list.  Eggplant Lasagna Rolls by Hilary Meyers from Eatingwell.

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[…]

Share a Recipe: Robert’s Cheesy Garlic Chicken Bacon Spaghetti Squash

This recipe comes to you via P.O.W.W.O.W. supporter Heather, and her 7 year old son, Robert. This is definitely going into our ‘must try’ recipes, let us know what you think about it, or share one of your own if you have one! Ingredients: 4oz cream cheese soft 16 oz heavy cream 6 garlic cloves[…]

Share a Recipe: Eggplant Casserole

  So many amazing recipe’s to try, this one calls for two things that any regular Produce on Wheels With – Out Waste supporter will definitely have on hand; tomatoes and eggplants! As always, feel free to share your recipe with us in the comments below, we’d love to try new things!! Ingredients for soaking[…]

Recipe: Italian Squash Zucchini Pie

While searching for recipe’s to share we came across this one, we like it because it’s still pretty simple to prep and get into the oven, but it produces a pretty full meal. Do you have any squash recipe’s you want to share? Ingredients 3 cups of cubed Zucchini 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 medium[…]

Recipe: Crispy Baked String Beans Fries

We are going to stick to this theme of finding a way to turn all of our produce into a version of fries! Nothing wrong with that, right? Earlier we shared this great recipe for acorn squash fries, and now we have this amazing recipe for baked green bean fries. It seems pretty easy to[…]

Recipe: Baked Acorn Squash Fries

A great recipe for Acorn Squash, a good healthy way to eat some fries! Directions Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Break into the squash and clean out pulp. Cut squash into fries. In a mixing bowl, coat fries lightly with olive oil. Season with your favorite spices – a little cayenne pepper or Cajun[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

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,[…]

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[…]