Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 1,693,044 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 564 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 220,096 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

847 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 85% of food pick ups were performed by our hardworking volunteers using human-powered transportation (i.e., with bikes). And, since BFR began, 84% 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:
artichoke coconuts hamburger bag of sliced bread pork tamales sour cream milk cupcakes cucumbers sprouts market assorted veggies blackberries watermelon lemonade pears stuffed mushrooms fruits / veg veg cake breads and pastries creamer salsa veggie trays bread sweets cantalope mixed produce fries chard chickenwings canned goods flatbread sandwich pita cookies sweet potato kiwis food pastries and bread frozen dinners prepared salads zukes mostly bread nada produce/fruit bell pepper limes chicken mix peaches variety oj yams bouquets cilantro muffin pizza day old breads apples yogurt pickles cottage cheese tomato papayas assorted boxes of produce onion salmon minestrone soup fruit salads kiwi not picked up peppers na pie squash celery chili bread pastries mixed potato salad tortilla chiips dinners bakery other. papaya cut veggies clementines turnip butter beans ground meat sandw. cans hot peppers cauliflower boxes deli items zucchinis mostly apples 0 juice snap peas assorted fruits and veggies produce orange juice soda popcorn soup guac taters salads side dishes brussels sprouts zucchini ground turkey raspberries dairy products all kinds meats blueberries pastry other melons radishes guacamole apricots mixed fruit pita bread tortilla chips toms prepared food bars chocolate milk various scones bell peppers pineapple fruits peas radish tuna dog food watermelons coffee dinner rolls sandwiches snacks fruit cheese cinamon rolls fruit salad beets mangos nectarines veggies entrees orange pepper bread products turkey mangoes green beans mango cranberries rice corn baguettes pineapples herbs tea chips grapefruits garlic bread vegan cheese loaves onions chives plantains shrooms leeks fruits and vegetables red peppers yellow squash flowers bread and pastries pomegranate kombucha honey oranges canteloupe summer squash rhubarb artisan bread salad dressing arugula potato coconut water jalapenos salad mix biscuits salad mixes assorted fruits eggplant zuccini ice cream wings yogart fruit and veg salad greens broccoli citrus tangerines avacado scones quinoa zuchinni assorted breads and pastries kohlrabi drinks parsley garlic bananas assorted avocados sweets sweet potatoes grapefruit cherry tomatoes lemon and bread meat pear bread and sweets loaves of bread apple hearth bread pomegranates baby carrots assorted pastries eggplants cinnamon rolls brussel sprouts turnips tofu leafy greens spring rolls pizzas green onions cakes other assorted fruits & veggies yummy whole foods bread bagged lettuce nuts mixed veggies rasberries lasagna greens tarts desserts bok choy assorted fruit flour potato chips potatos fruits and veggies grapes okra packaged fruit croissants cheeses lime hummus pasteries dough pasta sandwhiches cantaloupes cantaloupe fish collard greens prepared foods tom tomatoes wraps assorted fruits and vegetables pretzels ravioli quiche collards soy milk naan muffins assorted breads pumpkin parsnips cantelope banana chocolate prepared meals burritos assorted produce cut fruit salsas asparagus green onion dill snack bars deli meat baked goods carrots loose produce basil beef granola soups melon plums almond milk salad cantalopes kale thyme pies acorn squash packaged lettuce cream cheese chicken wings steak pumpkins cream prepped food sauces granola bars squashes fresh produce juices bagels sushi potatoes pastries yogurts buns mint berries bread loaves oatmeal spinach crackers dressing ginger donuts winter squash noodles english muffins fruit cups mixed greens swiss chard cucumber spices banana's eggs figs tomatos cinnamon buns pasta salads cereal deli sprouts string beans brownies peanut butter lettuce tortillas jicama bread sausage bread rolls cabbage boxes of assorted produce sweet rolls mashed potatoes romaine lettuce strawberries artichokes random not picked up. coconut milk various mushroom lots of lettuce sliced bread dairy butternut squash mushrooms green peppers lemons brocolli vegetables breads zuchini cherries dumplings bread product lots of bread lbs dips cukes rolls