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Feeding Families & Our Environment One Vegetable at a Time

For 28 years now we have been on the forefront of rescuing produce. Our work would not be possible without your donations; each $25 donation allows us to rescue and redistribute over 450 lbs of produce.

Make a donation to help us rescue the next million pounds!

Our mission is to supplement meals in Arizona communities with fresh nutritious rescued produce while reducing food waste and methane gas from landfills


Years Helping the Community


Million Pounds of Produce Rescued


billion meals supplemented with a serving of fruits and vegetables


Million Pounds of Methane Gas Diverted

Cardboard boxes filled with produce thrown onto the ground


The Problem

When distributors dump ugly & rejected produce:

People & the environment suffer: Vegetables require tons of energy and water to grow, harvest, transport, package, and store. When dumped, all of that effort is thrown away, too. Wasted veggies wind up in landfills where methane is produced—a greenhouse gas even more harmful than carbon dioxide.

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The Solution:

We Rescue, Redistribute & Recycle Produce:

Every year, Borderlands Produce Rescue diverts 20 to 30 million pounds: Through our programs we rescue produce direct from distributors and make it available to people and communities across the country. Repurposing rescued produce allows us to both curb food waste and address food insecurity!

Our Programs

Borderlands Produce Rescue Programs

Borderlands Produce Rescue

Get Involved: Help us Rescue the Next Million Pounds

Find Your Local Borderlands' P.O.W.W.O.W. Location

Upcoming Produce Events

Come out to one of our community produce events; take home up to 70lbs of rescued produce for a simple donation of $15 to support our work. Come out and do your part to help curb food waste!

Calendar of Events

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We Need Volunteers

Every year we work with thousands of volunteers to make all of our programs possible. It takes each of us to do our part to curb food waste and make our planet a better place.

Stories and Videos

Take a Recipe - Share a Recipe

So much produce can get overwhelming but our amazing supporters are here to help you figure out what to do with your rescued produce. From making sauces, to canning to soups and salsa's, we have something for everyone.

Claim Your AZ Charitable Tax Credit: Donate Now

Claim a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state taxes. Donate a maximum of $400 for single taxpayers or heads of household and $800 for couples filing jointly. Decide how your tax dollars are spent!

Pay It Forward: Borderlands' P.O.W.W.O.W.

Sponsor an up to 70lb produce box for someone in need. Donate towards 1, 2 or even 20 produce boxes. It takes a community to make a difference and we need your help to do it!

Sponsor a Box

Latest News

Over 100 Lemon Recipes

Share a recipe, take a recipe. See what our supporters did with their lemons!

Recent Produce Rescue

Produce season is almost back in session. . . we hope!

Breakfast of Champions: Dragon Fruit

A rare rescue at the Borderlands Produce Rescue warehouse!

Our mission is to supplement meals in Arizona communities with fresh nutritious rescued produce while reducing food waste and methane gas from landfills