Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

OLIO app can help you be less wasteful, save money and help others in need by gifting people your excess food

Post Thumbnail

The app OLIO puts people with excess produce or meals in touch with people nearby to help others and ensure food is not wasted.

Are you ever in the position of having too much food in the house and wish there was somewhere you could donate it to help others?

Well an easy-to-use app has the answer to your prayers – and to those in need or finding it tough in the present climate.

OLIO is a free-to-download neighbourhood sharing app that aims to get people to live a life more local and less wasteful.

The OLIO app.

The app has functions that enable people to stamp out waste and save money by letting users share their surplus food or household items with their neighbours.

OLIO is best known for its work tackling food waste, but has since developed into a wider community sharing app.

It allows users to give away unwanted items from around the home, from food to furniture and clothes to cookware.

Over 2.6 million people have joined OLIO, and 9.8 million items have been shared in 524 countries worldwide.

You can donate groceries if you have too many.

During the first lockdown last year more than 25,000 meals were shared via its #Cook4Kids and #Cook4Carers schemes, and OLIO is asking its users to #Cook4Kindness and use their leftovers for good again as we brave into another lockdown.

Users simply list anything they have cluttering their cupboards as well as fresh produce that will go off before they get a chance to use it.

The app, which is available for download on iOS or Android system, then connects them with neighbours who live locally who could make use of the items and they can organise a no-contact pick-up/drop off during their daily exercise or shopping trips.

In 2020, OLIO launched a partnership with Tesco, whereby local Food Waste Heroes distribute surplus food to those who need it in their neighbourhood.


Read more on saving food waste…

The new app that aims to cut food waste by offering consumers the chance to buy unsold produce at bargain prices

Already a subscriber? Sign in

[[title]]

[[text]]