Community Engagement
Creating Change Through Action

Our work would not be possible without each of you getting involved and doing your part to help curb food waste. This is one of the reasons why our non-profit is truly unique; we do not simply focus on developing programs to divert food waste away from the landfill, rather we look for solutions that allow each of you to get involved and do your part to help.

In order to accomplish our mission we really need your help, whether it is simply sharing a recipe with our supporters, or donating a can of non-perishable goods through our V.E.T.S. program, everything leads to a more informed and empowered community.

Our Work in the Community

Veterans Exact Thanks (VETs)

We are rolling out a new program, Veterans Exact Thanks (VETs). We launched this project as a way to directly support veterans in our communities who are unable to make ends meet, and are in need of food assistance. We understand the great contribution of veterans to our country, and want to give back given the disproportionate number of vets currently in need.

Each month throughout the season we'll be displaying our VETs Boot with the goal of having supporters fill it to the brim with non-perishable goods. All of the items donated will be provided directly to a veterans serving program in Arizona.

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Arizona Department of Corrections Job Site

Since 1996, Borderlands has partnered with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide a job training site for 12 inmates every year. Borderlands offers inmates a wide array of certificates and the opportunity to learn several different positions in our warehouse, from working the floor to learning about the distribution process.

Inmates placed at Borderlands have the opportunity to take part in every aspect of our work, everything from the day-to-day operations at our warehouse, all the way to the distribution process. In addition to hands-on training, Borderlands also creates opportunities for inmates to share their own skills and creativity; every painting adorning the walls of our warehouse is the work of an inmate.

Produce On Wheels After Hours

Through our After Hours distribution program we make produce available to registered non-profit agencies at any of our weekend produce distribution sites. Organizations wanting to take part in this project should just come to any of our sites, after we are done serving the general public.

Our After Hours program allows organizations (registered with Borderlands) to take up to 10 boxes of each variety of any produce available. All After Hours produce is available on a first come basis.

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