Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 1,761,513 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 587 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 228,997 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

881 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 13 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 89% of food pick ups were performed by our hardworking volunteers using human-powered transportation (i.e., with bikes). And, since BFR began, 83% 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:
bok choy assorted fruits tofu dog food potato salad garlic bread sweet potato spring rolls kombucha entrees pomegranates raspberries muffin butter quinoa salad greens beets cantalopes coffee coconut milk sausage lemons green onion fruit peanut butter parsley fish side dishes mint cans cauliflower tea rolls naan yellow squash not picked up lots of bread onion popcorn bread product green onions kohlrabi soda pineapple cream cheese baguettes cranberries chickenwings other papayas winter squash bagged lettuce brussel sprouts minestrone soup jicama apricots bread and sweets stuffed mushrooms not picked up. potatos grapes jalapenos canned goods bouquets red peppers mashed potatoes cherries turnip brownies cantaloupes arugula pies radish creamer assorted pastries mushrooms cinnamon buns quiche mango bread and pastries steak snacks bell peppers squashes dinner rolls mixed fruit pastries hot peppers breads tangerines veggie trays fruits / veg cheeses sour cream pear mixed greens various scones baked goods coconuts lettuce romaine lettuce ground turkey buns zuchini salsas mixed veggies grapefruits chives asparagus peppers turnips onions bakery sandw. sandwich assorted boxes of produce pita bread breads and pastries cantelope bars fruit and veg nuts veggies pizzas packaged fruit bread products brussels sprouts oatmeal orange juice salads fresh produce cherry tomatoes zukes juices peaches variety sandwiches mangos crackers arrangements bread sweets beans pretzels zuchinni danishes mixed honey assorted fruits and veggies green peppers string beans herbs coconut water fruits and vegetables parsnips canteloupe tortilla chips loaves of bread citrus apples assorted produce avocados kale pomegranate ice cream pasta salads strawberries potato nada noodles cut veggies dumplings vegan cheese swiss chard tom granola bars cinamon rolls turkey snack bars water melon various all the things oj chicken wings plums tortilla chiips produce pepper soy milk mostly apples sauces blueberries dinners yummy whole foods bread cilantro watermelon tortillas yams avacado chili assorted breads sushi cream other assorted fruits & veggies candy hamburger plantains dairy drinks pastries and bread peas lbs tomatoes bananas packaged lettuce yogart watermelons cabbage zucchinis fries salad dressing lasagna ground meat assorted fruit salad mix cantalope radishes biscuits pork salad potato chips fruit cups dough cakes wings bread rolls greens sliced bread chocolate cinnamon rolls kiwis vegetables lots of lettuce bread loaves soup apple strawberry lemon collard greens frozen dinners leafy greens cake random assorted breads and pastries corn salsa veg tomato blackberries bread pastries sandwhiches prepped food boxes pumpkins green beans bag of sliced bread shrooms artichokes pita boxes of assorted produce collards okra dozen eggs pears english muffins flowers tarts nectarines all kinds meats toms berries na eggs banana's pasta fruit salad guacamole baby carrots sprouts milk salad mixes fruit salads lemonade cut fruit artisan bread dairy products thyme orange lime pie salmon spices yogurts cantaloupe butternut squash soups cheese sprouts market ravioli chips dressing hearth bread broccoli canned food clementines deli items garlic guac leeks banana prepared salads prepared foods deli cereal oranges sweet rolls mix mangoes mostly bread pumpkin ginger hummus tomatos pineapples bagels chard artichoke juice mushroom celery acorn squash rhubarb energy bars snap peas food zucchini squash flour other. tuna pickles flatbread prepared meals granola cucumber fruits and veggies pasteries cupcakes cookies pizza bell pepper loose summer squash loaves loose produce random mix meat carrots cottage cheese yogurt brocolli bread grapefruit sweet potatoes dill assorted veggies assorted fruits and vegetables melons wraps taters produce/fruit assorted scones mixed produce rasberries eggplant dips desserts and bread fruits zuccini sweets limes 0 eggplants prepared food basil donuts chicken chocolate milk deli meat burritos almond milk papaya kiwi cucumbers rice croissants day old breads potatoes figs cukes muffins beef spinach tamales pastry