Real-Time Data

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