Why throw away good food when there's almost certainly someone round the corner, who would love to take it off your hands? For too long we haven't been able to connect those with surplus food, with others who would like it. OLIO solves this modern-day tragedy with a fun and easy to use app.
To access the app, users simply snap a picture of their items and add them to OLIO. Neighbours then receive customised alerts and can request anything that takes their fancy, and arrange pick-up from home, the store, an OLIO Drop Box, or another agreed location. Not only does it feeling amazing to stop good food from going to waste, it's also surprisingly fun to meet your neighbours in the process!
Items commonly found on the app include food nearing its use-by date from shops, cafes and markets; spare vegetables from the garden; cakes from an amateur baker; food no longer wanted by dieters, or groceries from household fridges when people go away, move home or just don't get around to eating everything they have.
OLIO launched in the UK in January 2016 and in this short time has been used over 275,000 times to save over 100,000 items of food!