Produce on Wheels - Borderlands Food Bank - distributes produce
July 15, 2016
Gila River Indian News
Community Members are welcome to join an early-morning, and healthy, summer treat. Produce on Wheels With Out Waste is distributing produce on July 23, at Herbalicious of Arizona, located at 423 N. Florence Street in Casa Grande from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
First time attendees must register to receive a Borderlands Food Bank ID card; sign up is available at any location. Visitors then can choose from a list of variety of fruits and vegetables. It is recommended that visitors bring a cart or strong family members to help, as the produce can get very heavy. This program is an excellent resource not only for those who contribute and need plenty of healthy food, but it also helps the Food Bank give more to people in need.
Produce On Wheels With Out Waste, part of the Borderlands Food Bank, distributes 60 pounds of produce for a contribution of $10 per person on Friday or Saturday mornings (depending on the season, date and time may differ) in various locations from Metro Phoenix and Northern areas to the Metro Tucson and Southern areas. The organization’s mission statement seeks to “improve the quality of life for the people of Santa Cruz County, the State of Arizona, and other cities around the Nation as well as our sister city Nogales, Sonora, Mexico and its surrounding municipalities though food distribution.”
There are also two other locations within Chandler, a 30-minute drive from the Community. One on August 6, at the Chandler-Gilbert Family YMCA at 1655 W. Frye Road., and another on August 20, at the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley (Compadre Branch) at 300 E. Chandler Boulevard. For more information, scheduled dates and locations for distributions, visit the Produce on Wheels With Out Waste Facebook page, or www.borderlandsfoodbank.org.