Drive Up and Take Away – A Customer Service Program of P.O.W.W.O.W.

Please Note! As a supporter, you can order online through our Drive Up and Take Away Service.  The cut off date/time for the participating market to order a produce box(es) is 2pm on Friday.  NOT TO Worry, you can still contributing $12 cash (per box) at any P.O.W.W.O.W. market.  Hours are 8-11:00am and first come first[…]

Drive Up and Take Away – A Customer Service Program of P.O.W.W.O.W.

Please Note! Borderlands Produce Rescue has been able to sustain the increase of new supporters due to unemployment and/or shortage of groceries at the supermarkets by promoting more social distance from COViD-19, implementing a prepackaged produce box drive thru service at all of our markets. If the P.O.W.W.O.W. market is not accepting online orders due Posted in Borderlands Blog, Borderlands Blog, Composting, Featured, Frequently Asked Questions, Monthly/Weekly Schedule, Press Room, Produce on Wheels, Recent Posts, Volunteer

Education Corner: Coronavirus and 5 Questions about Safe Snacking

Spending more time at home almost certainly means more snacking at home.  But the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is raising new concerns about our food choices.  Are some snacks better – or safer – than others? Coronavirus and 5 Questions about Safe Snacking – by Melanie Newkirk from John Hopkins Medicine To access our previous Education[…]

Education Corner: Yes, You Need to Wash Your Produce. Here’s How.

Don’t forget to wash your fruits & veggies before you use it, moisture will enhance the growth of bacteria.  The Food and Drug Administration recommends washing produce under cold running water, wash your hands before and after you hand the produce too.  Scrub with a brush and/or gently rub the produce with your hands, depending[…]

Education Corner: Trico Awards $35,000 in POWER Grants to 6 Non-Profits

Trico, in coordination with the Trico Electric Cooperative Charitable Trust, has awarded $10,000 to Borderlands Produce Rescue one of six non-profit organizations providing critical services in Southern Arizona. Trico Awards $35,000 in POWER Grants to 6 Non-Profits – Trico Press Release To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Coronavirus & Food Q&As

Read the questions and answers from the World Health Organization to discuss if food or produce is safe to eat during the Coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus & Food Q&As – World Health Organization (WHO) To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Netflix, Restaurants on the Edge – Arizona

Watch us on a Netflix Original Series called Restaurants on the Edge Arizona edition (9:22) showcasing our P.O.W.W.O.W. market hosted at La Mesa Village Apartments in Mesa.  Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste is an Arizona program and one of four major programs for Borderlands Produce Rescue.  With no income or residential qualifications, anyone can[…]

Education Corner: Please help Borderlands continue to help YOU sign the petition and share with your friends

As a nonprofit Borderlands is Apolitical but does ask State and District Representatives to step up to help with issues that affect our organization and in turn affect our supporters. State and District Representatives after-all are expected to be ambassadors of their districts.  P.O.W.W.O.W. is Borderland’s Arizona Program and we touch a multitude of Arizona[…]

Education Corner: 2020 Grant Recipient from the West Valley Mavericks Foundation

“West Valley Mavericks President Jason Khan congratulates Borderlands Produce Rescue for the fine work they do in the community.  This was a very competitive year and Borderlands Produce Rescue should take this grant as our endorsement of their work and it’s impact on the community.  We appreciate all of the hard working non-profit organizations and[…]

Education Corner: 7 Tips to Make Your Food Last While You #StayAtHome

Do your part to #StayAtHome to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.  That means a lot of cooking at home.  Ensuring food lasts as long as possible will cut down on shopping trips, help your wallet and bring an added benefit by reducing food waste, which contributes to climate change.  If you’ve stocked up on[…]

Education Corner: Can the U.S. Slash Food Waste in Half in the Next Ten Years

San Francisco passed the nation’s first mandatory composting law a little over 10 years ago, requiring residents and businesses to separate food waste for municipal trash collection.  Composed has helped SF reduce its annual waste by 80 percent taken pressure off local landfills.  Can local governments be inspired to to take similar actions. Can the[…]

Education Corner: 4 Easy Ways You Can Cut Down on Food Waste Today

Two-thirds of households waste between 20% and 50% of Purchased food and even the least wasteful household threw out 8.7% of their food.  Help reduce food waste by adding these 4 tips into your kitchen duties. 4 Easy Ways You Can Fut Down on Food Waste Today, by Kathlyn Moncada at Better Homes & Gardens To[…]

Education Corner: Table Scraps: Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix

Read about the growing issue of food waste and what some Phoenix-area eateries, organizations, and everyday people are doing right. Table Scraps: Taking on Food Waste in Greater Phoenix, from Lauren Cusimano at Phoenix New Times To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell Slightly in 2019

Read how greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.1 percent in 2019 but agriculture, waste, land use, oil and gas methane jumped 4.4 percent. U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell Slightly in 2019, from Steven Mufson at The Washington Post To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Reducing Food Waste Can Help Address Food Insecurity

Read more about how one in eight individuals and one in six children experienced some form of hunger. Reducing Food Waste Can Help Address Food Insecurity, from Janice Phillips at U.S. News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Chew On This: Farmers are using Food Waste to Make Electricity

Read about how Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are using food waste to create electricity. Chew on This:  Farmers are using Food Waste to Make Electricity, from Allison Aubrey at The Salt: NPR To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: E.Coli Outbreak Linked to California Romaine Letter

Federal health officials are continuing to warn consumers to not eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California for the remainder of the growing season.  More than 100 poeple in 23 states have been infected with a strain of E.Coli.  The CDC is advising consumers to not eat – and retailers not to sell – the lettuce harvested[…]

Education Corner: Voted Best Food-Insecurity Initiative

Thank you Phoenix Magazine for voting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.) the Best Food-Insecurity Initiative for 2019.  Click on the link below to read more. Best Food-Insecurity Initiative (P.O.W.W.O.W.), from Phoenix Magazine To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Why the U.S. Wastes More Food Thank Almost Any Other Country

Food waste is a critical problem.  The U.S. was recently ranked as the second most wasteful country in the world after Austraila.  Just one-third of food waste in the U.S. could end food insecurity if it could be successfully distributed to hose in need. Why the U.S. Wastes More Food Than Almost Any Other Country,[…]

Education Corner: Environmental Impact of Food Waste in the US

Read this article to learn more about the way we eat, produce and waste food as being the greatest threat to our planet.  The food system is the largest consumer of natural resources and emitter to greenhouse gases. Environmental Impact of Food Waste in the US, from Think Eat Save To access our previous Education[…]

Education Corner: We Must Transform Food Production to Save the World

Read this article to learn more about a report from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proposing a major shift towards vegetarian and vegan diets to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We Must Transform Food Production to Save the World, from Robin McKie at The Guardian To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press[…]

Education Corner: 8 Different Types of Squash

Classified as fruits but often used as vegetables in cooking, learn the different types of summer and winter squash including their nutrition benefits. 8 Delicious Types of Squash, from SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD at EcoWatch To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: The True Cost of Eating Healthy in These ‘Food Deserts’ Across America

Access to fresh fruit and vegetables might be a given to you, but this isn’t the case in some parts of America. The U.S. has numerous areas that are defined as food deserts, urban areas where the nearest grocery store is more than 1 mile away, and rural areas where the nearest grocery store is more[…]

Education Corner: 11 Food Desert Heroes Making Change Across America

Access to fresh food is a problem in America affecting affecting millions of people.  Read more about the 11 Food Desert Heroes trying to make a change across America. Food Deserts is defined as “areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat milk, and other foods that make up a full and[…]

Education Corner: 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bil

The average household throws away 43 percent of its food (National Resources Defense Council).  Learn how these 6 tips will not only help you be part of curbing food waste but also cut your grocery bill. 6 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Cut Your Grocery Bill, from Debb Hipp at Debt.com To access our previous[…]

Education Corner: The Climate Impact of the Food in the Back of Your Fridge

What may not come immediately to mind, however, is food waste’s impact on the climate. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, 30 percent of food is wasted globally across the supply chain, contributing 8 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would come in third after[…]

Education Corner: Most People Waste More Food Than They Think – Here’s How To Fix It

Here we are are in the thick of Earth Month, on a day designated as “Stop Food Waste Day,” and you probably don’t need to look further than your own kitchen or cafeteria to see edible food dumped.  In the U.S. more than 80 percent of food waste has been traced to homes and consumer-facing[…]

Education Corner: South Korea Tackles Food Waste

South Korea food waste recycle rate increased from 2.1% in 1995 to 90.2 % in 2016.  View this short video to learn how the people of South Korea are tackling food waste. South Korea Tackles Food Waste, from ABC News To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’

Read the full article of how the FDA, USDA, EPA Announce a strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’ and reduce food loss and waste in the United Stated by 50 percent through showcasing and building partnership with the private industry. FDA, USDA, EPA Announce Strategy to ‘Win On Reducing Food Waste’, from Forbes To[…]

Education Corner: Interview with La Onda 1190 AM

View the interview in Spanish of Ms. Yolanda Soto, President & CEO of Borderlands Produce and La Onda 1190 AM regarding the four programs of the organization highlighting Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste serving 60 plus markets in the State of Arizona so people can eat healthy and be part of curbing green[…]

Education Corner: Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes

Read this article to find more financial assistance for people with diabetes.  Included are resources for health insurance, companies that donate supplies and money-saving programs. Financial Assistance for People with Diabetes, from JDRF To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Thank You To The West Valley Mavericks Foundation

We would like thank The West Valley Mavericks Foundation for awarding Borderlands Produce Rescue a grant of $1,000 so we can continue to provide fresh nutritious rescued produce to the west valley communities and contribute to reducing the green gas from the Santa Cruz County Landfill. To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view[…]

Education Corner: 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes to Climate Change

When we purchase groceries or a meal, at times we tend to forget what is in the refrigerator and just throw it away.  Read this article from the Munchies based from a survey finds 69 percent of Brits don’t know food waste contributes to climate change. 69 Percent of Brits Don’t Know Food Waste Contributes[…]

Education Corner: Why and How to Measure Food Lost and Waste

Read how businesses can save money and the environment with this new practical guide for reducing food waste. Why and How to Measure Food Loss and Waste – From Commission for Environment Cooperation (CEC) To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste

Read the KGUN 9 article reporting how Borderlands rescue millions of pounds of fruit and veggies so everyone can eat nutritiously at an affordable cost while curbing food waste. KGUN 9: Curbing Hunger and Food Waste – From Ivan Rodriguez at KGUN 9 To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Produce Rescue: Nogales Group Feeds Vulnerable Communities as it Fights Food Waste

Read the Cronkite News’ article and view the video reporting how Borderlands Produce Rescue partners with nonprofit organizations like Arizona State University Tempe Campus, one of three campuses in the Metropolitan Phoenix area hosting the Produce On Wheels With – Out Waste program in food desert areas so vulnerable communities can eat fresh fruits and[…]

Education Corner: Americans Waste 150,000 Tons of Food Each Day – Equal to a Pound Per Person

Did you know Americans waste about a pound of food per person each day totaling 150,000 tons, with the people who have healthier diets rich in fruit and vegetables the most wasteful.  Fruit and vegetables were the most likely to be thrown out, followed by dairy and then meat.  This waste has an environmental impact,[…]

Education Corner: The Rocket Composter

Read this article from the Food Waste Experts introducing a revolutionary composter called “The Rocket”, designed to recycle food wastes from catering or food services on site.  By recycling these waste on site the need for costly collection and disposal for the waste is eliminated and a useful end product is produced instead. A great[…]

Education Corner: 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments

Learn the hard truth about the produce at your local supermarket.  From washing all your produce to the “dirty dozen”. 10 Dirty Secrets From Your Supermarket Produce Departments from Hannah Doolin at Delish .  To access our previous Education Corner postings, please view our Press Room.

Education Corner: Fruit Recalled from Walmart, Costco, and Aldi over Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration has posted a recall notice for fresh fruit sold by Walmart, Costco, and Aldi in 18 states over possible listeria contamination.  Luckily Arizona is not included as part of the recall but this article in our Education Corner is a great education tool for everyone to understand how pre-packed[…]