OLIO amabassador seeks local residents to join the food sharing revolution

Sep 1, 2016 · 2 min read

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I have recently become a local amabassador for an amazing app called OLIO.

The free app OLIO is helping reduce waste by connecting neighbours with each other and with local independent shops to share their surplus food. This could include food nearing its sell-by date from shops, cafes and markets, spare vegetables from the allotment, cakes from an amateur baker or groceries from household fridges when people go away or move home. Users simply snap a picture of the items and add them to OLIO for a neighbour to collect, be it from home, the store, an OLIOBox, or another agreed location.

This app is available to us in the borough of Sutton and I am looking for people who want to get on board and help create a food sharing community in our local area.

This is a great opportunity to help us reduce the £700 worth of edible food that we bin every year.

I also want to encourge our local businesses to get involved too. It isn’t just household food waste that is a problem.

So you want to be involved? Download the app here: OLIO app and begin adding your surplus food.

Are you a local business who wants to be involved? Could you offer to be a drop off and pick up point? Can you help us promote the app locally by holding flyers or putting up a poster? Please get in touch!


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