Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,500,444 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 833 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 325,058 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,250 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 18 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, 81% 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:
pastries and bread various veggies and fruits mostly apples brussels sprouts spices banana's flowers loaves edamame shallots bread loaves zucchinis dumplings hamburger croutons pepper thyme produce/fruit meats veggies artisan bread pie bike maintenance canned goods mixed greens dips stone fruit bell peppers grapes bacon variety dairy products taters dinner rolls assorted pastries mashed potatoes not picked up turkey freshly harvested vegetables from the farm apples danish zuchini green onion breads turnip pizza - pineapples cut pineapple assorted fruit sweets garlic assorted produce applesauce granola bars packaged bread potato zuccini strawberries chocolate assorted breads and pastries potted plants cereal chives guac packaged salads soda zucchini desserts loafs dry goods other. hot dogs sauces baguettes sausage gravy mint kohlrabi figs deli salads various fruits and vegetables cabbages cut melon milk and yogurt chili bagged salad cuties tangerines turnips avacadoes pomegranate canned tomatoes plums apple romaine yellow peppers green peppers bucket beef pasta salads juice hearth bread bread and pastries chickenwings mostly bread frozen salad mixes prepared meals donuts side dishes melons steak brocoli tarts bread rolls salad cherry tomatoes prepped food kefir artichoke fruit and veg coffee random baked goods cherries chard sandwich eggplants kiwis pita rhubarb oj humus other assorted fruits & veggies salad greens soups carrots celery stuffed 'shrooms bread pastries bannanas spinach grapefruits romaine lettuce assorted boxes coleslaw tortillas cinnamon buns granola boxed salads sweet potato pasta salad watermelon cakes pies other cream cheese lime blackberries assorted boxes of produce kale salmon coconut water various (packed very nicely) beets canteloupe cinamon rolls produce watermelons arrangements packaged food yogart dough plantains dog food juices fennel soup stuffed mushrooms onion cereals mostly fruit curry collards shrooms cantalope bread and sweets bread products salad dressing mixed dill cranberries frozen dinners limes sweet potatoes loaves of bread pear pita bread raspberries sandwiches jicama cucumber all kinds milk cottage cheese quiche egg plant danishes butter salad mix cantalopes hot food ravioli snap peas cut veggies canned beans bok choy cans winter squash bottled water zukes red peppers trays bread cantelope basil guacamole creamer corn entrees salsa kombucha tomato pastries fries pitas bell pepper stir fry pretzels sprouts breads and pastries bananas cinnamon rolls tortilla chips ham mango bagels chicken breasts fruits / veg mac and cheese tortilla chiips sauce pumpkins fruits and vegetables bread and pastry frozen food minestrone soup vegetables hot peppers summer squash packaged lettuce onions pears garlic bread pineapple cupcakes fruit salads fruit and veggies lbs lettuces milks ground meat leafy greens almond milk pickles pizzas lots of bread bread and rolls lettuce other assorted fruits 1 bucket lunch meat pumpkin candy acorn squash potato chips snack bars packaged greens cheese yummy whole foods bread mixed veggies dozen eggs various baked goods seafood prepared foods zuchinni potatoes potato salad frozen ground meat bouquets food butternut squash meat flatbread burgers ground turkey veggie trays tomatillos na muffin prepared food more bread rice orange drinks quinoa cut fruit sushi pasta muffins trail mix chips meals herbs whole chickens snacks salsas buns and scones bagged lettuce dates oats radishes tea shampoo maintenance various produce pasteries oranges mixed produce papaya parsnips hummus mixed fruit lots of lettuce boxes of assorted produce ginger scones fish artichokes green bell peppers ice cream sandwiches and salads pancakes swiss chard peanut butter asparagus toms brocolli cabbage broth doughnuts cukes grapefruit energy bars avos pre-made meals pomegranates string beans sandw. salads loaf bread all the things bread! green beans brussel sprouts biscuits bars roses cucumbers banana apple juice nuts non-dairy milk lemon berries mix tamales strawberry focaccia nada yoghurt cookies bread and baked goods squashes deli bag of sliced bread sliced bread dressings dinners pastry bread product tuna waffles greens mushroom bulk stuffing yogurts avacado fruits and veggies rasberries random mix fruit salad kiwi sprouts market apricots eggplant arugula spring rolls cream coconut milk lasagna pizza dough bakery items sour cream various breads potatos clementines yams okra lemons day old breads melon chicken wings rice milk chocolate milk yogurt mixed vegetables root veggies croissants pork chops french bread various rolls box various scones mangoes bakery lemonade papayas peppers tomatos coconuts tofu noodles brownies assorted fruits and veggies water chicken bean sprouts parsley peaches fruit veges other assorted breads prepared salads flour sweet rolls bakery bread milk and eggs mandarin oranges pies carrot fruit cups citrus cantaloupe orange juice radish jalapenos squash fresh produce yellow squash fruit dressing assorted fruits and vegetables mushrooms cauliflower cantaloupes tom black berries mangos meat and chips bake eggs baby carrots cilantro bags of bread broccoli wings deli meat buns and bread loose produce oatmeal cheeses burritos crackers vegan cheese steaks popcorn cake avocados peas chicken salad deli food lentils fruit and vegetables english muffins blueberries not picked up. leeks nectarines tomatoes dairy loose collard greens wraps cole slaw deli items pork honey canned food assorted veggies 0 fruits packaged fruit sausages green onions veg sandwhiches bread sweets cakes vitamins pounds beans soy milk naan