Over the past year a group of cyclists in Boulder, Colorado have rescued 170,000 pounds of food that would otherwise be thrown out, transporting it directly to groups who feed the hungry.
About 95 percent of the food is transported via bicycle with volunteers pulling wheeled carts loaded with primarily fresh produce.
500 pounds of fruits, vegetables and bakery items each day are collected from eight locations and delivered to people in need.
They launched a recent fundraising campaign on the crowd-sourcing site, Indiegogo, that collected $18,572 in grassroots donations for hiring Hana Dansky as their first part time employee in the role of Executive Director/Volunteer Coordinator. Watch her describe the program she co-founded in the following video.
(Learn more at Boulder Food Rescue)