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.

P.O.W.W.O.W. Tomorrow Morning – Saturday, October 21st

Happy Friday Everyone. There will be two P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations tomorrow (SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st) morning from 6:00AM – 9:00AM at Corona Baptist Church, 4450 W. RAY RD., in CHANDLER and Pima Community College (@ Downtown Campus), 1255 N. STONE AVE., in TUCSON. Be sure to show up early so you won’t miss out on the[…]

Saturday, October 21st – P.O.W.W.O.W. Market – Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

18 more days til the much anticipated 2017/2018 P.O.W.W.O.W. produce season starting Saturday, November 4th with many market locations in Arizona each Saturday. To view the produce season schedule please click on the link for market locations at www.borderlandsproducerescue.org/produce-calendar . ***PLEASE NOTE***  WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL VARIETIES OF PRODUCE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EACH DISTRIBUTION[…]

Saturday, October 14th – P.O.W.W.O.W. Market – Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

Hello Supporters, We will have a P.O.W.W.O.W. Market this Saturday, October 14th from the hours of 6:00am – 9:00am at LIFEBRIDGE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (@ ORANGEWOOD CHURCH), 7510 N. 27TH AVE., IN PHOENIX AND AT TUCSON MEADOWS, 2121 S. PANTANO RD., IN TUCSON. The original $10 for 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce. Please check[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W Market – Saturday, September 23rd – Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

Hello P.O.W.W.O.W. Supporters, Please bring your extra plastic grocery bags so we can help bag the loose varieties and speed up the shopping process. Prepare for nice weather tomorrow morning (Saturday, September 23rd) when you are shopping at LIFEBRIDGE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (@ ORANGEWOOD CHURCH) , 7510 N. 27TH AVE. IN PHOENIX from the HOURS of[…]

Recipe of the Week: Caramel Date Sauce

Try this simple but delicious recipe, Caramel Date Sauce from Dallas at Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth using the free complimentary bonus item of Medjool Dates with slices of apples to start off early for the Fall Season. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for up-to-date P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations, variety of produce offered, recipe of[…]

P.O.W.W.O.W., Sat., September 23rd, Hours: 6:00am – 9:00am

We will be hosting a Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste distribution market at LIFEBRIDGE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (@ ORANGEWOOD CHURCH) , 7510 N. 27TH AVE. IN PHOENIX this SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD from the HOURS of 6:00am – 9:00am Sorry Metro Tucson and SO/SE Arizona service area we will try again next week. Check back[…]

Recipe of the Week: Salty Chocolate and Date Caramel

Melissa, one of our supporters posted the recipe of the week: Salty Chocolate and Date Caramel on our Facebook from Amanda of Heartbeet Kitchen.  The recipe is vegan too, how yummy.  Let us know what you think? #Share #ProduceOnWheels #Borderlandsfoodbank #ProduceRescue #FoodRescue

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan

With the three varieties of Zucchini, Tomatoes and Eggplants you shopped at the P.O.W.W.O.W. market location in Avondale, Glendale and Tucson last week, try the healthy and gluten free recipe from Erin at Well Plated. Tomato Eggplant Zucchini Bake with Garlic and Parmesan Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for up-to-date P.O.W.W.O.W. market locations, varieties of[…]

Make it a Date Night – @ Wisdom’s Cafe – Hours: 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a Date night at Wisdom’s Cafe, learn more about Borderlands Food Bank, our 4 programs and how we have been rescuing produce for over 23 years.  Receive a box of Medjool Dates (22 lbs.) with a shelf life of one year from 4:30pm – 7:00pm this Friday, August 18th.  For more information[…]

Recipe of the Week: Cashew Cookie Larabars

Have you ever had Larabars but especially a Cashew Cookie Larabar?  So good!  Now you can make your own thanks to “Rabbit Food For My Bunny Teeth” with the bonus item of Dates you received from a P.O.W.W.O.W. distribution and other ingredients. #Share #ProduceRescue #ProduceOnWheels #Tucson #Phoenix #Borderlands

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[…]

Food Waste Experts: Virtual Water

From the editors of Food Waste Experts: We believe it is important to understand the connections between growing enough food, meeting rising energy needs and providing ample clean water for people around the world. Our everyday food, water and energy choices have a profound effect on each other and the environment.  Americans throw 40 percent of their[…]

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[…]

From fresh produce to inmate job training, Nogales food bank fills a basket of needs

Borderlands Food Bank collects produce from Mexico, all of which is either excess produce for distributors or “ugly” produce that grocery stores won’t put on their shelves. Through several different programs, the nonprofit distributes the food to individuals and other nonprofit agencies across Arizona and in Sonora, Mexico.  Located about 1.5 miles away 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: 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[…]

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[…]