W.O.W. is distributed "Farmer's Market Style" with a sign-up and donation made at entry to the site. Supporters are given a reusable I.D. Card with an assigned identification number. Produce Allotment is designated with a 60 pound quantity available per nominal donation. There are up to 39 different varieties of produce accepted and the W.O.W distribution can have from 6-14 different produce items dependent solely on availability. Tables are marked with how many of each item can be chosen. Supporters select and choose which items they desire. Volunteers help to monitor and sort the produce as it is being distributed. Several stations may be set-up with lines forming at each station.
Too much produce?....Pool your resources and share the produce with neighbors, friends, family, or someone who is in need. There are no restrictions or qualifications to become a W.O.W. Supporter. Anyone who contributes can receive up to 60-lbs of produce per $15 donation.
(Special considerations are made for non-profit food & health programs to receive ‘After-Hours’ distributions.)
It is STRONGLY suggested that Supporters bring wheeled carts, dollies, wheelie coolers or a friend or youngster to help carry and collect the produce. Boxes may be available on site dependent on the packaging of individual produce items.
We need 400 household contributions of $15 to make our site a success. TELL YOUR FRIENDS-NEIGHBORS-COWORKERS!!!! Anyone residing in the TriState or Visitors driving by - All are WELCOME.
Anyone from anywhere in the TriState CA-AZ-NV region who contributes through donation or Supports the W.O.W. will be signed up with an Email address, zip code and will receive an Identification card and the weekly updates and schedule. You do not have to be a resident of the immediate area to become a Supporter. Anyone who is interested in “Farmer’s Market” Style affordable Produce access could become a Supporter. Debit/Credit/Cash accepted.
We are always in need of: shade canopys/awnings and, 35 dedicated Volunteers to help us "pop-up" in the parking lot.
What could you contribute to this W.O.W. Pop-up Produce Market event? Balloons? Signage? Sponsorship? Advertising? Support?
At least 20 Volunteers are necessary to operate a site – the more the merrier! A portion of the proceeds – both monetary donations & Produce, stays with the Agency hosting the W.O.W. All Net proceeds benefit the Non-Profit that sponsors the pop-up market. Do you want to Volunteer or Sponsor W.O.W.?
Contact Betty Rae @ 928.758.7689
Please lettuce know your level of interest by RSVP, or contact Betty at Mojave Desert Nutrition & Lifestyle Initiative - Wellness Studio via telephone or by making a comment below.
A large portion of Produce received at Food Pantries, Food Banks and Food Ministries is "Ugly-Unwanted-Blemished-Oversized" or perfectly ripe n' ready to eat fruits n' veggies, that are deliciously tasty, nutritious, very edible and totally worthy to consume. Billions of pounds of unwanted or rejected produce is simple thrown into landfills and wasted. Lettuce be part of the solution and be open to provide our communities with affordable Produce grown naturally.
The3000Club.org has been rescuing nutritious produce for over 20 years - Annually, between 30-40 million pounds of 39 different varieties of produce. The rescued produce is distributed with the help of more than 300 non-profit registered agencies which include 18 other U.S. States. Billions of pounds of produce come through the Mexico gates at Nogales, AZ and is often rejected. $4 billion worth of fruits and vegetables comes through the Nogales, Arizona border crossing. Most gets distributed to all parts of the U.S. and Canada, but some gets rejected before it leaves the city of Nogales. The 3000 Club gives produce a second life by redirecting it to needy families across the country and in Arizona. Much of this rejected or unwanted produce would be slated for the landfill if not for the generous Distribution donations and work of its Volunteers to rescue Ugly, Unwanted, Blemished, Oversized, or Overstocked fruits and vegetables. Before these fruits and vegetables are sent to landfill, they intercepts the products to try and give them a second chance to feed people in need.
Currently, the organization rescues 35 to 40 million pounds of edible produce each year. “Some produce arrives spotted, or there’s scarring or black dots on the product, but it’s perfectly good,” “By rescuing this poundage of produce we are able to move it to families who aren’t able to eat nutritiously.” Distributing this rejected -- but perfectly safe -- produce is a massive undertaking.
The Mojave Desert Nutrition Initiative has worked diligently to open this program in Bullhead City-Mohave County since June 2015. Eventually W.O.W. will be opened in other cities within Mohave County, La Paz County, Yuma County, Yavapai County and throughout all counties of Arizona. View and download the monthly schedule serving Metro Phoenix, Tucson and Southern Arizona for 2015/2016 season at: http://www.the3000club.org
A portion of the proceeds – both monetary donations & Produce, stays with the Agency host. Here is a list of the produce we chose recently with a $20 donation at a W.O.W Non-Profit Church/Food Ministry site in Phoenix. We were able to collect double of the following items. A $10 donation provided the following: 30 Organic Oranges, 7 Organic Cucumbers, 15 Mangos, 5lb Tomato On Vine (approximately 30), 30 Onions, 4lbs Red Anaheim Roasting Peppers, 5 Butternut Squash.
Questions? Concerns? Contact BETTY RAE PH: 928.758.7689 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WOW Market Produce On Wheels-With Out Waste - Mohave County Arizona