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[…]

Frutas y Verduras en el centro de Nogales, AZ. 12 a 4pm. Frente a Jack in the Box en 215 N. Arroyo Blvd.

¡Hoy! Miércoles 21 de diciembre distribución de frutas y verduras a la comunidad en el centro de Nogales, Arizona. De 12 a 4 pm. En 215 N. Arroyo Blvd. 10 lbs de tomatillo, 10 lbs de ejote, 10 libras de chile verde, 18 calabasitas verdes, 16 chile de bola verde, 5 racimos de Banana/Platano. Por solo $10[…]

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[…]

Keep it out of the landfill: The basics of making home compost in the desert

Borderlands Food Bank has many partners that use our no longer edible produce to make compost that enriches the soil for their home garden plants. Zero waste is important to us, check out the composting in the desert information from University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension program. What Is Compost? Compost is decomposed organic matter, produced[…]

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,[…]

Students build greenhouse, expand garden at Nogales middle school

This school is one of our many local partners, the director of the school serves as a board member for Borderlands Food Bank. Also, Yolanda Soto our director graciously volunteers her time as a board member for this school. It’s wonderful that younger generations are learning hands-on about food, water and nutrition. Students built a greenhouse and are learning[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

Borderlands Food Bank supports community based composting programs

What is Compost? Compost is the end product of decomposition: It is part of the earth’s biological cycle of growth and decay. Organic materials, fruit and vegetables scraps, leaves, grass clippings, twigs, coffee grinds, etc., break down (thanks to the help of microorganisms, oxygen, and water) into dark, loose crumbly material that resembles rich soil.[…]

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[…]

Help Make a Difference: Volunteer

Borderlands Food Bank relies on volunteers to help at the P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution locations to provide the fresh nutritional rescued produce in the communities in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tucson and Southern Arizona. Volunteering is fulfilling and beneficial, there are various opportunities to help on a one-time, on-call or on a regular basis. Come join us.

Feature Point: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5990 located in Marana and a chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW provides assistance to veterans, their families and to the community. Programs include Youth Activities and Scholarships, Educational Outreach, Troop Support and Community Volunteerism. For more information please contact (520) 682-6134. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5990 will[…]