Real-Time Data

To date we have redirected 2,603,376 pounds of good food from landfills to hungry bellies in the city of Boulder.

That's equivalent to 868 full size manta rays. That many manta rays would eat 338,439 pounds of plankton a week. Manta rays are way cool.

1,302 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 19 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 75% 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:
stuffed mushrooms stonefruit lots of bread fruits and veggies chard pastries pumpkin cantalope yogurts dozen eggs fruit and veggies peaches various baked goods non-dairy milk trail mix coleslaw yellow peppers canteloupe mixed vegetables popcorn fruit salad deli meat sausage chicken salad water assorted veggies turkey fruits and vegetables sweets black berries hot peppers kale radish yogurt ginger mushrooms waffles deli items tomatillos basil artichoke papayas bread various veggies and fruits salad dressing other. prepared salads frozen dinners lunch meat green onion cilantro potatos carrot entrees cuties coffee broccoli roses squash zuchini flour beef scallions turnips humus milk meat and chips tuna spices canned beans brussel sprouts flat bread soy milk peppers bottled water cantaloupes fruit and vegetables cukes croutons english muffins brocolli lemon dinner rolls dill mac & cheese cinnamon buns applesauce random mix tarts sandwich noodles parsnips bok choy tom bread and pastry assorted fruits and veggies pears cherries mac n cheese granola shampoo jicama cut melon maintenance chickenwings cauliflower packaged bread tangerines eggplants tomato bagged salad assorted fruit bread loaves shrooms cut fruit dates sushi assorted fruits and vegetables bakery banana's bucket blackberries swiss chard coconut water yellow squash beets bread and baked goods trays fruit and veg bread pastries lime limes coconuts salmon chips bread and rolls strawberries chocolate ground meat pineapple dumplings pickles loose salsas string beans garlic bread pitas assorted leafy greens dairy products gravy lbs zukes milk and yogurt naan produce/fruit muffin kefir burritos na dips yogart dough pie bags of bread bagged lettuce quiche squashes mostly bread beans prepared meals scones lemons radishes herbs cabbages collard greens bag of sliced bread garlic not picked up rhubarb donuts zucchinis sprouts market cake rice and chips cucumbers stone fruit clementines french bread shallots avacadoes mint milks deli food breakfast sandwiches spring rolls watermelon green bell peppers deli sweet potatoes bagels kombucha ham cantalopes orange creamer potatoes figs acorn squash collards rice milk oatmeal grapefruit spinach okra taters all the things pork chops apple focaccia danishes sauces assorted pastries kiwis chicken breasts tamales thyme cut pineapple raspberries various produce apple juice lentils pre-made meals berries dog food tortilla chips toms brussels sprouts guac edamame muffins lemonade mixed produce 0 apricots day old breads tofu yams granola bars other eggs lasagna root veggies ice cream kiwi chicken peanut butter arugula mushroom plantains almond milk cakes potato chips buns nada chocolate milk bars avos pepper tortillas - mac and cheese mix doughnuts sandw. pies stuffed 'shrooms more bread coconut milk sausages flatbread freshly harvested vegetables from the farm egg plant zucchini greens steaks sweet rolls apples turnip lettuce fruits strawberry green peppers hot food cheese assorted produce mandarin oranges stuffing avacado burgers rasberries fruit salads mango brocoli bread product breads and pastries leeks loose produce zuccini bread! bouquets reg. sandwiches brownies all kinds candy tomatoes loaves butter packaged salads loaves of bread zuchinni artisan bread milk and eggs sauce bell peppers stir fry whole chickens bell pepper and bread wraps quinoa potato seafood sour cream artichokes fruits / veg soups canned goods fruit cups honey rolls steak fruit veges other meat fresh produce bananas meals melons cinamon rolls dairy sprouts citrus cinnamon rolls pear frozen potato salad assorted boxes of produce vitamins salad flowers other assorted fruits & veggies drinks pancakes salad mixes olives mixed greens orange juice canned food snacks oj lettuces fish ravioli pastries and bread banana celery veg bread and pastries bakery items snap peas various snack bars chicken wings food mangoes cheeses pineapples mostly apples romaine bean sprouts mixed fruit assorted breads and pastries pretzels green onions potted plants pizza dough cereal cookies melon bread rolls bread sweets various (packed very nicely) prepared food packaged lettuce mangos packaged food oats oranges grapes bulk plums soda chives carrots pita dressings nectarines cupcakes packaged greens tea cans various fruits and vegetables salad greens mixed hearth bread blueberries sweet potato deli salads pork sliced bread pasta salads pasteries hummus baked goods frozen food 10 oz salads buns and scones cranberries kohlrabi parsley corn cereals yummy whole foods bread rice danish chili veggies nuts cut veggies assorted breads mixed veggies loafs bread and sweets pasta salad pomegranates grapefruits arrangements juice pasta yoghurt produce dry goods cole slaw dinners watermelons cottage cheese cabbage sandwhiches red peppers eggplant tuna salad peas boxes cream fennel breads baby carrots bike maintenance croissants variety minestrone soup pita bread pizza pizzas avocados desserts salad mix fruit cuces guacamole dressing random frozen ground meat prepared foods salads canned tomatoes wings asparagus prepped food cantelope juices bakery bread cakes pies other vegan cheese tomatos bake assorted fruits not picked up. cantaloupe various scones broth cream cheese packaged fruit biscuits baguettes sandwiches and salads summer squash 1 bucket crackers cucumber sandwiches box bacon onions jalapenos energy bars papaya ground turkey hot dogs fries salsa tortilla chiips mostly fruit winter squash onion cherry tomatoes pumpkins boxed salads bannanas soup meats pounds boxes of assorted produce vegetables pomegranate lots of lettuce mashed potatoes green beans pastry curry veggie trays corn on the cob romaine lettuce loaf bread various breads bread products hamburger butternut squash side dishes