Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Call for Iskashitaa MOMs!

Iskashitaa is looking for new MOMs! MOM stands for Market on the Move, which aims to rescue millions of pounds of fresh produce from going to waste every year in Nogales landfills. MOM collects unwanted produce from produce brokers and then distributes that produce in Tucson and Phoenix.

Market on the Move occurs from 8am-noon every Saturday at various host sites around Tucson. Supporters can visit MOM regularly to give a $10 donation and receive up to 60 pounds of fresh produce. Donations can be made at the host site, so there is no need to pre-register or pre-donate online.

If your household cannot use all 60 pounds of fresh produce, you can become an Iskashitaa MOM! Help feed families instead of landfills and donate the excess produce to Iskashitaa. We will then distribute the produce to refugee families throughout Tucson.

To donate your produce, email us at, or call our office at 520-440-0100. We will schedule a time for you to drop off the produce at our office on Grant Rd.

Thank you for joining in our mission to leave no fruit behind!

Click here to learn more about Market on the Move.  

Click here to learn more about Market on the Move's mission statement. 

Click here to see the locations for Market on the Move in Tucson. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Underappreciated Amaranth

Iskashitaa's Development Director, Natalie Brown, recently wrote an article which was featured in the Edible Baja Arizona magazine. The article focuses on amaranth, which is a valuable food resource for many refugees, but one that is commonly considered a weed by native Tucsonans. Read the article to learn more about this underappreciated plant and how it has factored into the lives of refugees living in Tucson.

Click here to read Natalie's article, The Underappreciated Amaranth!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Q & A with Stephanie Plotas -- General Board of Global Ministries

Yesterday an article was released featuring Iskashitaa's US-2, Stephanie Plotas. The US-2 program is a two year young adult mission service program through the United Methodist Church, and Stephanie will be with Iskashitaa through this program until July 2015.

The article is currently on the front page of the United Methodist Church's missions website, In the article, Stephanie talks about why she became a young adult missionary, what she does at Iskashitaa, and the types of challenges refugees face.

Click here to read the Q & A with Stephanie!