To date we have redirected 1,845,016 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.
That's equivalent to 615 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 239,852 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.
923 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 14 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 71% 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:
You can make a direct donation to Boulder Food Rescue either as a single amount or on a monthly basis using Paypal
Start Your Own Food Rescue!
Do you want to rescue food in your community? Awesome! We can help. We've made a guidebook that walks you through the steps of starting a bike-powered food rescue. We call it The Package Deal, and you can view and download it
Additionally, please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests for support. We're here to be a resource for you!