Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 1,954,167 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 651 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 254,042 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

977 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 79% 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:
cauliflower sour cream salsas red peppers 1 bucket granola bars peaches na english muffins yellow squash dough grapefruit lettuce lbs assorted breads and pastries cheeses doughnuts bell pepper cut fruit loaves of bread sprouts market sprouts pita pasta salad other. potatos fruits and vegetables strawberry soda crackers trail mix assorted fruit snap peas sauces quiche yogurts mixed veggies potato chips zukes apple cinamon rolls banana's sweet potato onion all kinds pear cinnamon rolls lettuces plantains corn cukes root veggies kiwi produce spinach cucumber - orange mashed potatoes potato basil mushrooms lime bakery bread sweets peas dairy products breads pastries fruit and veg assorted fruits and veggies food salad dressing herbs pizza dough tomatillos creamer bread salsa biscuits lasagna almond milk mix pasta salads dog food pork entrees ground meat random mix dumplings prepared food hot dogs lemonade cantalopes naan mushroom bars pretzels coffee brocoli yogart canteloupe not picked up other assorted fruits & veggies cinnamon buns collards mango packaged lettuce beef deli items tortilla chiips assorted veggies artisan bread veg zucchinis sandwich loose produce tomatoes packaged fruit salmon wings cream cheese parsley scones deli meat zucchini coconuts sweet rolls pasteries assorted fruits mixed pepper flour tortilla chips bulk bread and pastries pastry chips clementines spices green onions sweets snacks deli peanut butter bok choy squashes vegetables bread product radishes salad mix edamame energy bars tortillas dill 0 winter squash melon pineapple candy stir fry chili dressings strawberries pastries and bread side dishes avacadoes cherry tomatoes cantaloupes limes bucket hearth bread frozen food pickles water cucumbers honey turnips arrangements pears mixed produce melons ravioli fruit salad pizzas muffin pizza prepared meals tofu mostly apples lots of lettuce croissants produce/fruit pomegranate figs eggplants canned food artichokes meat okra green peppers fruits and veggies assorted pastries boxes of assorted produce pomegranates cookies chicken wings fish assorted boxes of produce sandwiches mangoes hummus plums burritos various scones thyme rolls beets frozen dinners flatbread kale oj raspberries chicken veggies lemon bagged lettuce acorn squash baby carrots salad greens danishes brussel sprouts sweet potatoes banana summer squash veggie trays steak donuts grapefruits quinoa various beans chard pasta bag of sliced bread citrus dinners celery radish bread loaves fruit cups rice sushi cereal cuties day old breads danish kiwis tuna brocolli spring rolls berries noodles tom bread products eggplant minestrone soup tea yummy whole foods bread tomato canned beans arugula bread pastries drinks shrooms mostly bread granola bread and sweets snack bars dips juices pumpkins onions vegan cheese zuchini pineapples turkey milk brownies assorted breads cantalope breads and pastries frozen ground meat fresh produce meats variety dozen eggs asparagus soy milk loose ginger flowers sandw. apricots eggs canned goods tomatos string beans pie fruit salads kefir jalapenos cut veggies fruits cranberries juice loafs butter fruit and veggies kohlrabi guacamole assorted fruits and vegetables avocados watermelons chocolate mint apples cilantro other random stuffed mushrooms turnip fruits / veg blueberries greens papayas potato salad carrots broccoli prepared foods oatmeal green beans sausage desserts hot peppers and bread parsnips pitas romaine lettuce prepped food tamales rhubarb various (packed very nicely) lots of bread baked goods mixed fruit popcorn cupcakes peppers lemons oranges toms leafy greens cantaloupe leeks soup mangos assorted produce kombucha cottage cheese artichoke grapes chickenwings cream not picked up. cheese loaves cherries collard greens garlic bread cantelope coconut milk bell peppers muffins black berries cans papaya nectarines rasberries pies chocolate milk guac blackberries yams jicama tangerines salad mixes mixed greens potatoes apple juice nada salads pita bread garlic green onion avacado assorted soups canned tomatoes tarts baguettes ice cream fruit chives bread rolls dressing dinner rolls cabbage orange juice zuchinni fries butternut squash hamburger pumpkin swiss chard all the things nuts bouquets salad ground turkey watermelon bagels sandwhiches squash cabbages wraps taters boxes zuccini cake dairy yoghurt bananas sliced bread brussels sprouts buns cakes yogurt coconut water prepared salads