Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,042,151 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 681 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 265,480 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,021 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 15 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:
broccoli greens bread product pies jicama bell pepper cucumber lime carrots salad mixes peaches kombucha winter squash parsley random mix potted plants shrooms scones lots of lettuce bread and rolls packaged fruit danish orange hot peppers tea mostly apples tortilla chiips peanut butter dough beets vegan cheese fruit brocoli sandw. water salad mix chili sandwhiches pizzas watermelon bakery tortilla chips bucket canned food ravioli yummy whole foods bread oatmeal salsa mixed produce and bread pita bread beef food juices nuts mixed pizza dough cukes cookies green peppers assorted fruits and vegetables cantalope artichokes juice bananas squashes strawberry variety potatos frozen food lemonade mushrooms bread products mixed veggies collards veg soda cherry tomatoes kefir cupcakes honey potato croissants figs loafs ice cream plantains jalapenos various (packed very nicely) salmon tortillas not picked up potato chips almond milk avacadoes apples sweet potato mangoes yoghurt soups coffee coconut milk cheeses ground turkey mangos arugula pizza noodles green onions trail mix - bread rolls mix grapefruits bagged lettuce red peppers tofu coconut water doughnuts leeks zucchini citrus sprouts strawberries quiche brownies french bread fries pre-made meals granola bars naan cherries crackers packaged lettuce swiss chard lemon pasta salads romaine lettuce hearth bread avacado vegetables pumpkins meals brussels sprouts english muffins celery roses produce cinamon rolls yogurts papaya random soy milk acorn squash energy bars prepared salads garlic bread eggplants danishes chocolate milk loaves pomegranate baked goods creamer minestrone soup bread loaves breads and pastries mixed fruit other. zukes toms boxes prepped food bread and pastries fruit salad dinner rolls granola muffin banana's berries waffles guac cabbage onions tangerines assorted fruits and veggies nada peas flowers watermelons cantaloupe avocados sausage yogurt fruit salads bulk mixed greens cottage cheese collard greens loose assorted breads meat asparagus pounds apricots pasta salad chips rhubarb artisan bread chard dairy products pasta turnips cilantro tarts bok choy cantelope wings cucumbers salsas dumplings sliced bread side dishes assorted pastries pears assorted veggies mushroom dog food pitas basil carrot herbs green beans na biscuits sandwich sauces bread milk pear tomatoes produce/fruit zucchinis lettuces 0 salad greens corn veggie trays chicken wings assorted breads and pastries cheese salads baguettes frozen ground meat fennel green onion leafy greens other pretzels kale pineapple sprouts market oj melon kiwis limes popcorn bread sweets tuna coconuts bread pastries butternut squash pita not picked up. canned beans pork pumpkin pie dairy blueberries blackberries string beans soup cabbages root veggies cream cheese sandwiches mint brussel sprouts tom summer squash potato salad cantaloupes dill steak deli meat all the things cut fruit squash kohlrabi zuccini stir fry flatbread assorted boxes of produce cantalopes muffins bean sprouts rolls mango apple juice cream snap peas yellow squash radish yams lasagna chives fruit and veggies okra various fruits and vegetables bag of sliced bread fruits / veg deli rice plums pomegranates quinoa assorted fruits lbs melons zuchini burritos donuts snack bars spices various scones black berries rasberries snacks tamales cinnamon rolls peppers veggies fruits and vegetables various pickles fruit and veg apple mostly bread fruits and veggies cut veggies grapefruit baby carrots salad dressing eggplant salad day old breads wraps drinks lots of bread canned tomatoes pastries and bread candy boxes of assorted produce sour cream kiwi fruits stuffed mushrooms prepared foods fresh produce canned goods frozen dinners cranberries potatoes zuchinni turkey fish lentils prepared food fruit cups spring rolls grapes canteloupe chocolate all kinds clementines lemons yogart cans lunch meat chickenwings tomato pastries pepper oranges buns tomatillos dozen eggs cauliflower bagels eggs beans raspberries cake assorted produce flour banana sweet potatoes sweet rolls ground meat dips nectarines cereal edamame loaves of bread assorted fruit mashed potatoes cakes brocolli dinners tomatos loose produce chicken guacamole assorted orange juice onion deli items dressing other assorted fruits & veggies sushi lettuce spinach pineapples sweets artichoke bell peppers ginger cuties taters prepared meals applesauce 1 bucket hamburger breads desserts garlic dressings hot dogs butter cinnamon buns turnip arrangements bars entrees parsnips bouquets papayas bread and sweets meats thyme pasteries freshly harvested vegetables from the farm pastry radishes hummus