Community Cycles is a non-profit of bicyclists, bike-lovers and supporters that promote, educate and advocate for the safe use of bicycles for transportation. Community Cycles has been our longest-lasting community partner that provides memberships for our maintenance team to use their workshop to fix BFR bikes and trailers. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them! They have an awesome warehouse, workshops and used bikes for sale. Check them out here!
Twisted Pine Brewing Co. is an established Boulder brewery that has a full line up of award winning beers. Their commitment to community is just as strong as their passion in beer. We partner with Twisted Pine to hold our annual Fall volunteer celebrations, and they regularly donate to our other events.
KGNU is the independent, noncommercial, community radio station for Boulder, Denver and beyond. KGNU is always willing to help promote BFR when we have events, good ideas ore more! Special thanks to Maeve Conran for being a huge supporter!
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There were a number of reasons why we were drawn to form a partnership with the Boulder Food Rescue, “ says Ryan Haney, team lead, Whole Foods Market Baseline store. “As a company, our team members are passionate about reducing the amount of waste we generate and while we make sure to compost all of our food waste that we are unable to donate, it was difficult to find an organization that could put our highly perishable items to use in a timely manner. In addition, their unique practice of bicycle pick up and deliveries demonstrates their commitment to find multiple ways to benefit both the community and the environment – values that we as a company hold dearly.–Ryan Haney, Store Team Leader
The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless serves over 300 meals a day during the winter season. Boulder Food Rescue has made it possible to offer healthy and fresh food for our clients. Additionally, Boulder Food Rescue serves as an invaluable liaison, strengthening the relationship between the Homeless Shelter and the community that supports our services.
–Sarah Haas, Kitchen Manager, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
When BFR showed up, unannounced and unplanned for, at the 1st Pres Thanksgiving outreach meal last November, the man in charge thought they were, literally, angels. He had just realized they had bought nowhere near enough salad materials to feed the expected crowd of homeless and marginalized people. Suddenly, in came a couple of folks carrying enormous amounts of lettuce and other produce! They handed it over and left, while the cooks praised the Lord! We too, at our Lamb’s Ministry Saturday meals for Boulder’s homeless population, feel that the fresh produce is a gift from God. Thank you all so much for supporting our ministry!
–Elsi Dodge, Lamb’s Lunch at First Presbyterian Church
Thistle is a small, mission-driven non-profit that’s dedicated to planning, development and management of affordable housing. We ensure that working families, disabled and elderly residents in Boulder County are able to live and work where they want.
Thistle now has Boulder Food Rescue distributions at two of our 11 Boulder rental properties, one Community Land Trust site, and we continue to add more. Our participating residents have been so appreciative to have fresh and packaged food delivered every week. It has been an immense help to folks who are trying to get by on a tight budget. It also pulls neighbors together to connect in a positive way.
Being involved with Boulder Food Rescue brings warm fuzzy feelings to everyone it touches. It’s a total win-win situation – the food doesn’t get wasted and it gets to those who really need it. Thank you Boulder Food Rescue for your amazing program, staff, and devoted volunteers! We also thank the stores who help make a difference in the lives of very grateful people every day.
-Marni J. Tharler, Community Relations Manager, Thistle Affordable Housing, Boulder
Everyone at High Mar was thrilled with the beautiful fresh produce and breads Nina brought to us today. It was a roaring success! People were so surprised and thankful for all of your help. Even though the word hasn’t reached everyone yet, most of the food was gone within about 2 hours. The room was a buzz with enthusiasm! We especially loved all of the fresh veggies and fruit because quite a few of us follow a plant-based diet.There’s another wonderful outcome of your food program. Three people suggested we make the Sunday morning Boulder Food Rescue donation a social event with coffee and tea. The reason this is so special is that it gives us another community-building activity. Having free food available here also draws out the shier, more isolated members of our little community, and gives them a chance to connect with their neighbors.Thank you so much for all of the beautiful, generous work you’re doing.
-Resident at low-income senior home