Join the food sharing revolution.

OLIO is a free app which connects neighbours with each other and with local shops and cafes so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

If you love food, hate waste and want to connect with your community, OLIO is for you.

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How OLIO works

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Got food?

Whether you’re a household or business, adding food to OLIO is easy. Simply snap a photo, add a brief description and provide pick-up details. A lovely neighbour will be delighted to take it off your hands.


Want food?

Just browse the food available (most of it is free or heavily discounted), request any items that take your fancy and message to arrange a pick-up. It’s as easy as that.


Meet your neighbours

One of the things our users love most about OLIO is the opportunity to meet their neighbours from all walks of life. Or if you’re too busy you can use one of our convenient Drop Boxes at a local shop or cafe.

Food waste facts

  • The average UK household throws out £700 worth of edible food every year.

  • If food waste were a country it’d be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world.

  • Over 1/3 of all food that's produced globally gets thrown away.

  • All the world's nearly one billion hungry people feed on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.

What people are saying about OLIO


“It was really nice to have 3 different neighbours come to collect at our house – including one who lives just across the street!”

Charlotte & Adam,, N8


“The scandal of food waste has been crying out for an easy solution. OLIO is it.”

Arabella Weir,, Ham & High


“Just gave my Abel & Cole vegetables away and that was super fun, I got three people enquiring, and very nice girl came over to pick it up. the whole experience makes me smile since yesterday evening”

Julie M,, on Facebook

Click here to read more feedback.

Are you passionate about fighting food waste and want to volunteer to support us in your neighbourhood?


Download OLIO today!

Connect with neighbours and local shops so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

Download OLIO today!

Connect with neighbours and local shops so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away.

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