Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,694,181 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 898 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 350,244 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,347 tons of food is an awesome start, and has huge impacts in Boulder, but there's so much more to be done. This amount of food would fill 20 standard railroad boxcars---only a tiny bite into the 450,000 boxcars worth of food that are wasted annually in the US!

Keeping with our commitment to sustainability, in the last month 81% of food pick ups were performed by our hardworking volunteers using human-powered transportation (i.e., with bikes). And, since BFR began, 80% of all pick-ups, regardless of weather conditions, have been performed with bikes.

Here's a wordcloud generated automatically using descriptions of our pickups as entered by our volunteers:
cantalope boxes of assorted produce breakfast sandwiches tomatillos root veggies bread product deli cuces sauce bread and baked goods fruit cups doughnuts mint croissants bell peppers sprouts zukes tamales peanut butter loaf bread scallions assorted pastries prepared food dumplings almond milk yellow peppers zucchini chicken breasts spring rolls eggplant tea wraps mushroom pork chops milk and eggs cupcakes loaves of bread mixed veggies milk and yogurt apple turnips tarts banana fresh produce pear granola parsley salad greens oats pre-made meals butternut squash sushi pounds bananas muffins chocolate lunch meat bread! nada minestrone soup assorted fruits and vegetables dog food broccoli all the things humus tuna salad tomato produce sour cream all kinds hearth bread mostly bread granola bars mostly fruit coconut milk pizza snacks canned tomatoes salad mix assorted breads guac bars turnip salads juice french bread string beans energy bars baguettes potato salad chives fries nectarines produce/fruit fruits and veggies and bread pizza dough coconuts naan deli food chicken cantalopes collard greens green beans apple juice bulk dairy kiwis zuchini assorted fruits and veggies radish mangos bread pastries guacamole chard eggs meat chili green onions cucumbers bread products honey cut fruit wings shrooms cantelope salmon avacado pomegranate meals packaged food pizzas 10 oz salads steaks stir fry flat bread chips figs corn frozen food loose bucket other bread rolls chicken wings assorted fruits jicama day old breads bread loaves soup pitas - meats pancakes kombucha bannanas bell pepper collards baked goods tortillas pasteries lots of bread dry goods tangerines asparagus sandwiches dairy products pomegranates beets sandwhiches food okra trail mix packaged berries bean sprouts tortilla chips biscuits cereal cilantro quinoa bok choi cakes squashes danish black berries not picked up. dinner rolls packaged greens vegan cheese peaches mandarin oranges water snap peas green onion donuts cookies stuffing sandwich flour rhubarb orange veg greens assorted breads and pastries popcorn buns random turkey mashed potatoes meat and chips na assorted fruit sandwiches and salads arrangements pumpkin fruit salads various breads zuchinni bike maintenance packaged lettuce berries cheeses cinnamon buns various baked goods cranberries stonefruit bagels dinners green peppers packaged fruit chickenwings onions potatoes lemons hot food more bread flowers crackers cantaloupes cake potato chips leeks potted plants applesauce roses fruit and veg mixed produce coleslaw brussel sprouts 1 bucket melon other assorted fruits & veggies mostly apples bagged lettuce pastries and bread shallots pasta hot dogs pastry kefir vitamins frozen ground meat vegetables artichoke deli items canteloupe sweet potato mac and cheese bread and rolls deli salads banana's sprouts market mango ravioli dates assorted veggies steak carrot mushrooms sandw. ice cream dips shredded cabbage pasta salad blackberries scones egg plant various pears not picked up whole chickens breads eggplants corn on the cob various fruits and vegetables bread and pastry mac & cheese melons strawberry tomatos assorted produce pretzels pepper yogurt pie dressings toms fruit beef bag of sliced bread hummus raspberries bake pickles pineapples frozen dinners garlic limes oj radishes coconut water tofu avocados sweet rolls mix cucumber dill cinnamon rolls packaged bread sausage lentils soups prepped food burritos cream cheese assorted butter canned beans fennel yogart herbs cheese bottled water kohlrabi cans juices pineapple broth pita bread avacadoes sauces flatbread waffles taters zucchinis cream orange juice brocolli loafs fruits and vegetables avos thyme creamer cole slaw veggie trays dozen eggs bakery bread lemonade carrots papaya desserts deli meat zuccini watermelons rolls artichokes plantains hot peppers leafy greens side dishes rice and chips salad mixes entrees bread milk reg. sandwiches summer squash cut pineapple winter squash candy cereals tuna grapes box plums parsnips bakery items romaine cauliflower muffin mixed greens ginger peppers coconut 0 papayas red peppers trays croutons non-dairy milk bread and sweets cherries stuffed 'shrooms brocoli fish acorn squash fruit salad shampoo lettuce lemon milks fruits sausages hamburger packaged salads soda beans bacon rasberries olives boxes stuffed mushrooms cuties pork assorted boxes of produce fruit and vegetables spinach mac n cheese gravy clementines potatos kale rice milk yellow squash freshly harvested vegetables from the farm yams cut veggies lettuces various scones drinks cut melon breads and pastries baby carrots ground meat ham bagged salad cherry tomatoes snack bars apples salad dressing romaine lettuce canned goods edamame garlic bread other. squash mixed fruit seafood bags of bread peas loose produce stone fruit brownies fruits / veg salsas yoghurt maintenance cottage cheese tomatoes tom pasta salads pita cabbage grapefruits random mix bakery celery yogurts tortilla chiips mixed vegetables ground turkey bread and pastries grapefruit mixed various (packed very nicely) quiche sweet potatoes pumpkins lime yummy whole foods bread prepared salads dressing frozen focaccia prepared meals veggies oatmeal dough lbs brussels sprouts fruit and veggies cabbages fruit veges other apricots nuts noodles strawberries salsa arugula buns and scones boxed salads swiss chard blueberries cakes pies other sweets curry english muffins rice chocolate milk lasagna cinamon rolls watermelon spices burgers bread sweets various produce coffee basil salad bouquets prepared foods kiwi mangoes jalapenos pies soy milk citrus green bell peppers canned food pastries various veggies and fruits onion chicken salad lots of lettuce cukes potato oranges danishes loaves artisan bread variety cantaloupe bok choy sliced bread