Produce On Wheels With Out Waste. POW WOW
The Borderlands P,O.W.W.O.W. program operates during our produce season, typically November through August. Every week, usually on Saturdays, P.O.W.W.O.W. host sites are held in cities around Arizona. These sites are hosted by community organizations (churches, civic organizations, schools and universities.) Visit any of our P.O.W.W.O.W. sites and leave with up to 70 lbs of fresh produce, all just for a contribution of $12.
Surplus produce may be purchased at St. Rita’s Catholic Church on Colossal Cave Road the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 am till 11:00 am for $12 ( approximately 70# of assorted produce). Immediately following the remaining produce is donated out to several non profits including ReSources Vail Food Bank. This produce is available at the food bank during regular hours to all clients of the food bank at no charge.
All of the produce distributed at each our weekly markets was initially rescued by us, Borderlands. This produce comes directly from the warehouses of produce distributors, with a majority of it having been processed for the landfill simply because the distributors were unable to market it. Every season, this rescued produce, distributed through our P.O.W.W.O.W. program accounts for over 4 million healthy meal supplements!