Roughly 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the United States is never consumed, and every year, Americans produce an estimated 70 billion pounds of food waste. With more than 48 million people across the nation facing food insecurity, there is a great deal that can be done to address this issue. The Borderlands Food Bank launched their Produce on Wheels – With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W) program with this goal in mind. This summer, the organization plans to disperse fresh produce to local nonprofits, churches and schools, and they will be partnering with the Valley of the Sun YMCA to take excess food and provide it to the community at an affordable cost.

Produce On Wheels – With Out Waste 

Distribution Schedule at the YMCA Metro Phoenix Service Area

Those interested can purchase up to 60 lbs. of fresh nutritious rescued produce for $10. The organization and the YMCA request that you please share the produce with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who’s in need.

Saturday, August 20th (6:00am – 9:00am)

Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA

The Borderland Food Bank, a non-profit organization with a 501(c) 3 status, delivers 10 million pounds of fresh nutritional rescued produce annually to agency sites for distribution to supporters. They have rescued nutritious produce for over 20 years and have distributed it with the help of more than 300 non-profit registered agencies across the U.S. The organization is located in Nogales, Arizona, where billions of produce come through the Mexico gates via U.S. and Canada. For more information, call the P.O.W.W.O.W Hotline at (800) 551-6764 or email info@borderlandsfoodbank.org.