Join the food sharing revolution.

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

Join the over 50,000 people who have together shared more than 100,000 items. PLAY the video to see how.

Join the food sharing revolution.

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

Join the over 50,000 people who have together shared more than 100,000 items. PLAY the video to see how.

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How OLIO works

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Got food?

Whether you’re a household or business, adding 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.

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Want food?

Just browse what’s available nearby (most of it is free or heavily discounted), request anything that takes your fancy and message to arrange a pick-up. It’s as easy as that.

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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.

Help tackle one of the world’s biggest issues

  • If we all stop wasting edible food, it would the be equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road.

  • 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

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“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,

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

Arabella W.,

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“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.,

Click here to read more feedback.

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