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Apr 17, 2024

Podcast: On Combating Food Waste with Yolanda Soto

Stories Lived. Stories Told.

Borderlands Produce Rescue is located in the border community of Nogales, Arizona and goes beyond the limits of traditional Food Banks by addressing the issue of food waste at the intersection of hunger.

May 4, 2022

Get up to 70 pounds of fresh produce for $15 in Arizona

ABC 15 Arizona

If you’re looking for a way to get the most bang for your buck when buying fresh and nutritious produce, you’re going to want to check out your local Produce on Wheels Without Waste (POWWOW) event; here you can get up to 70 pounds of fresh produce for a required $15 contribution.

Mar 31, 2022

Michele Arboisiere Interview with Arizona PBS

Arizona PBS

Borderlands Food Bank board member Michele Arboisiere talks about the program and the organization.

Feb 24, 2022

Community market aims to end food waste in Tucson starting Saturday, Feb. 26

ABC 9 KGUN Tucson

The Borderlands Produce Rescue (BPR) is forming a community produce market with the United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona (UCPSA), which aims to end food waste in the region.

Feb 21, 2022

Produce rescue: Nogales group feeds vulnerable communities as it fights food waste

Cronkite News

In biting cold on a recent Saturday, a group of people huddled underneath the solar panels on parking lot 59 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. They waited to take their pick from a cornucopia of zucchini, squash, watermelons and peppers that had been trucked in and piled onto tables.

Jun 9, 2016

Great Big Story: Fighting Food Waste on the Border

Great Big Story

More than one thousand commercial trucks cross the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. every day, many of them filled with produce. Much of that food would go to waste if not for the efforts of one nonprofit. Borderlands Food Bank saves between 30 and 40 million pounds of produce annually and redistributes it to families in 20 U.S. states. That’s doing the good work, one tomato at a time.

Aug 1, 2015

Soto makes national list of top nonprofit execs

Nogales International

t’s not every day that a local makes the same list as billionaire tech magnate Bill Gates, but Borderlands Food Bank CEO Yolanda Soto has done just that in the NonProfit Times’ annual Power and Influence Top 50.

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