Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,140,715 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 714 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 278,293 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,070 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 16 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 73% of food pick ups were performed by our hardworking volunteers using human-powered transportation (i.e., with bikes). And, since BFR began, 82% 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:
butternut squash tomatos pretzels greens tea tomatillos sweet potato avocados chicken peaches other loose produce fruit and veg pomegranate dinner rolls pounds french bread breads various baked goods pizza brownies bread rolls strawberry sweet potatoes sliced bread chips muffin dumplings artichoke kefir fruit salads pitas lentils salsas cakes pies other hamburger various fruits and vegetables dozen eggs almond milk black berries leeks cherries scones dough artisan bread sandw. asparagus chives blueberries sweet rolls kohlrabi toms avacado other assorted fruits & veggies juice frozen ground meat random mix strawberries noodles various breads tangerines various scones beans cans oranges potato sandwich and bread jicama side dishes pork raspberries wings summer squash peppers not picked up tofu cabbages lasagna 0 packaged salads rice english muffins orange citrus quiche all kinds lunch meat yogurt prepared salads hot peppers green onions bouquets pastry banana fruits and vegetables dressings pepper ginger radishes onions ground meat pre-made meals creamer nectarines meats swiss chard pear melons lettuces watermelon - salad greens grapefruits pastries croissants pasta salad carrot prepared food cottage cheese root veggies lemonade beets dips radish snacks assorted fruits sausage oj pie various veggies and fruits cinamon rolls wraps assorted fruits and veggies tuna watermelons fish day old breads assorted pastries cinnamon rolls fruit salad corn naan herbs thyme tortillas mushrooms flour grapes collard greens bucket buns bell peppers waffles cake limes roses deli meat mixed fruit salad mix coffee celery mashed potatoes eggplants pasteries assorted fruits and vegetables food loafs granola bars prepped food frozen food pies cabbage muffins broccoli bell pepper fruit lime stuffing meals tom loaves of bread bagels canned food croutons random avacadoes berries bread loaves arrangements dinners red peppers pasta rhubarb spices prepared foods sandwiches apple juice various mangos lots of bread sour cream cucumbers dairy products coconut milk cantaloupe packaged lettuce pomegranates fries cupcakes cantalopes candy blackberries cut fruit hot dogs guacamole lots of lettuce crackers donuts orange juice potato chips acorn squash collards pita chocolate bagged salad drinks potatoes biscuits trail mix na canned beans energy bars popcorn eggs salad dressing arugula nada pita bread produce/fruit green onion pizza dough cakes loose lettuce breads and pastries steak yogart guac kiwi beef ground turkey chard minestrone soup loaves zucchini pineapple papayas string beans boxes mostly apples turkey chickenwings parsnips zukes sushi mixed greens cream chili pears rasberries veggies chocolate milk mint pumpkins potted plants salmon tomatoes fennel quinoa oatmeal doughnuts leafy greens kiwis brussels sprouts shrooms cranberries bars romaine lettuce freshly harvested vegetables from the farm coconuts apricots pizzas entrees canned goods applesauce fresh produce coconut water fruit and veggies milk zucchinis bag of sliced bread soda vegetables assorted 1 bucket cauliflower burgers clementines water zuccini sandwhiches mixed veggies cuties yellow squash assorted breads and pastries produce bread and pastries ravioli dill basil mixed zuchinni cilantro plums bakery tortilla chips soups bean sprouts assorted veggies stuffed mushrooms non-dairy milk bread sweets squashes mix snap peas mangoes green beans kale all the things bread pastries cheese lemon baby carrots winter squash assorted produce brussel sprouts mushroom figs boxes of assorted produce bread products other. baked goods yogurts fruit cups juices flowers cukes fruits bread and sweets variety fruits and veggies packaged greens apple papaya banana's hearth bread deli items plantains dry goods bread and baked goods pineapples mixed produce okra mac and cheese butter dressing dog food tortilla chiips pastries and bread peanut butter taters cereal yoghurt cut veggies sauces salsa ice cream vegan cheese fruits / veg eggplant brocoli cinnamon buns garlic desserts peas pumpkin deli bok choy salad bread product flatbread yummy whole foods bread artichokes bulk bagged lettuce chicken wings pickles soup melon assorted fruit baguettes danish hummus potato salad bread cantaloupes assorted breads green peppers various produce edamame honey lbs canned tomatoes sprouts market rolls sprouts packaged fruit lemons frozen dinners yams jalapenos veg deli salads assorted boxes of produce turnips turnip gravy parsley canteloupe garlic bread cream cheese cherry tomatoes brocolli squash mango nuts potatos meat veggie trays mostly bread cookies frozen grapefruit granola avos cantalope soy milk onion sweets cantelope danishes kombucha spinach spring rolls pasta salads dairy fruit and vegetables prepared meals various (packed very nicely) tomato salads tamales stir fry snack bars not picked up. cheeses bananas burritos salad mixes tarts zuchini cucumber bread and rolls carrots apples