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Food Preservation Workshops

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ORGANIZATION: Iskashitaa Refugee Network

  • 16 people are interested

On the second Tuesday of every month, we conduct monthly food preservation workshops! We use recipes using locally harvested fruits and vegetables from Tucson backyards and work with a team of volunteers and refugees to cook and can! You will learn how to preserve food; especially jams and marmalades.

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About Iskashitaa Refugee Network


3736 E. 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85716, US

Mission Statement

Iskashitaa Refugee Network creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security.


Iskashitaa Refugee Network is an intergenerational network of Tucson volunteers and UN refugees from Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, who locate, harvest, and redistribute locally grown fruits and vegetables which would otherwise go to waste. IRN staff/volunteers create opportunities to empower recently arrived refugees by connecting them with a wide variety of resources to interact with the community. While gleaning remains an integral part of our work, we have expanded to offering a wide variety of programs, such as our Refugee Garden Art Program and Food Preservation Workshops. Refugees from the 37 different ethnic groups that IRN has worked with throughout its 21 year history, learn the geography of Tucson, gain valuable life skills, improve their English, develop a US work history and access to healthy foods and food preservation techniques.


Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Environment, Immigrants & Refugees


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St. Francis in the Foothill, UMC4625 E. River RdTucson, AZ 85718



  • Cooking / Catering
  • People Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Baking
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per month
  • Volunteer Waiver & Application (found here: https://www.iskashitaa.org/volunteer)

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