Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,417,776 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 806 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 314,311 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,209 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 18 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 76% of food pick ups were performed by our hardworking volunteers using human-powered transportation (i.e., with bikes). And, since BFR began, 81% 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:
focaccia milk and eggs artisan bread grapefruit acorn squash bell pepper turnips mandarin oranges assorted fruit random mix mixed veggies shrooms rhubarb bean sprouts sprouts bananas pies broth salad dressing cream cheese squashes fruit and veg coconuts more bread hot food danish trays potatos sweet potato avocados cantaloupes bag of sliced bread chicken breasts chickenwings hamburger leeks packaged fruit nectarines flatbread ground meat pasta fruit salads gravy avacado bannanas shallots rice milk avos dinners butternut squash green onion cinnamon rolls loafs lots of bread root veggies cole slaw strawberries soy milk hot dogs meats guacamole bread products prepared food hummus zuchini bread and sweets sandwiches bagged salad bread! chives mangoes rolls arrangements milk and yogurt various veggies and fruits chicken produce/fruit papaya random edamame cottage cheese deli salads burritos various stuffing frozen ground meat bagged lettuce wraps granola bars potatoes bread product doughnuts trail mix arugula pita bread cantalopes cuties beef thyme naan sauces butter turnip fruit cups kale peanut butter brocoli salad greens asparagus canned goods - loaves of bread packaged salads salads mostly apples coffee assorted fruits and vegetables kombucha stuffed mushrooms yellow peppers cut veggies all the things kiwis tarts oranges humus deli meat rice lemonade milk fruit and vegetables fennel soups assorted fruits noodles onion pomegranates other. shampoo na bok choy water scones cut fruit black berries coconut milk apple juice papayas salad mixes canned beans bakery fish wings cantelope sweet rolls orange dressing cinnamon buns boxes of assorted produce dough lemons lots of lettuce eggplants jicama dumplings mango cabbages grapefruits guac tea leafy greens fruits assorted breads okra vegetables sandwhiches bacon parsley bread and pastries pre-made meals fruit dozen eggs box potato salad flour yoghurt quiche zucchinis spices mashed potatoes bread and pastry assorted boxes of produce collard greens applesauce tangerines potted plants plums tomato zuccini peas swiss chard dips mixed vegetables dog food sandwich soup zukes variety tomatillos drinks almond milk nada salad mix rasberries greens croutons frozen various breads and bread granola bagels cheese brussels sprouts brussel sprouts deli donuts sweet potatoes chips fries stir fry pasta salads mixed fruit peaches summer squash lbs cherries french bread bakery items cheeses meals steaks snacks cut melon steak banana flowers mac and cheese not picked up. nuts boxes side dishes sauce pumpkin broccoli pasteries avacadoes pizza dough chard zucchini cream hot peppers fruits / veg dinner rolls tamales cantalope mushrooms produce pastries and bread cakes kohlrabi sushi bread rolls breads danishes mostly bread cookies yogurts fruit and veggies various baked goods cabbage lettuce kefir tortillas limes various (packed very nicely) chili yogurt grapes yogart popcorn english muffins cukes dairy products cereal veg assorted produce green beans strawberry pizza melons prepared foods pears salad assorted cilantro salmon yellow squash soda pastries parsnips bread and baked goods pitas non-dairy milk watermelon mix bread sweets burgers pumpkins tortilla chips loose pineapple orange juice fruits and vegetables cherry tomatoes energy bars biscuits bread pastries chocolate milk croissants freshly harvested vegetables from the farm artichoke honey various produce candy muffins figs crackers spring rolls red peppers blueberries blackberries green peppers bouquets hearth bread potato brocolli chicken salad radishes 1 bucket sandw. egg plant mostly fruit chicken wings beans mixed produce canned food radish entrees loaves bell peppers celery frozen dinners corn berries pita eggplant snap peas mixed greens tomatoes assorted fruits and veggies garlic bread and rolls juices other assorted fruits & veggies winter squash meat snack bars pastry mixed pie dressings artichokes pretzels minestrone soup onions garlic bread clementines ham watermelons frozen food yams brownies basil sprouts market cranberries other peppers citrus ginger fruit veges other food 0 bulk mushroom carrots dry goods lunch meat lime assorted veggies pounds banana's mangos ice cream all kinds zuchinni pomegranate bars melon mint apple loose produce whole chickens creamer various scones sour cream sliced bread buns carrot beets romaine pizzas lasagna packaged food sweets quinoa cauliflower romaine lettuce not picked up veggies cans canned tomatoes tofu lettuces bags of bread waffles stuffed 'shrooms cantaloupe sausage cucumbers boxed salads prepped food muffin baked goods vegan cheese turkey assorted breads and pastries tuna baguettes packaged lettuce oats taters apricots prepared meals bakery bread string beans pineapples squash ground turkey cake dill bucket pepper spinach chocolate fresh produce bread loaves prepared salads cinamon rolls collards fruit salad salsa pork raspberries green onions tortilla chiips pear day old breads fruits and veggies dates various fruits and vegetables ravioli lemon tom lentils pasta salad veggie trays oj plantains jalapenos oatmeal juice deli food deli items coleslaw toms potato chips apples kiwi seafood cupcakes cucumber yummy whole foods bread canteloupe dairy desserts assorted pastries herbs roses pickles pancakes cakes pies other packaged greens salsas coconut water tomatos bread eggs baby carrots breads and pastries