Supporters

We have partnered with over 30 organisations to help reduce food waste. We are always looking for new partners to work with! If you want to discuss partnership opportunities with OLIO please email hello@olioex.com.

Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's

OLIO is a brilliant app that makes tackling food waste very straightforward. The OLIO app has been an integral part of our Waste Less Save More campaign, which aims to empower UK consumers to tackle in the home food waste. (Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability)
KERB

KERB

KERB is creating a new kind of street food market for London and we love everything about OLIO – their approach, their vision and their dedication to zero waste. We’ve been craving something like this for years and OLIO come along and nailed it perfectly.
Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh

Hello Fresh has always supported zero food waste and we’ve featured OLIO in our newsletter and sent out OLIO flyers in our food boxes and we think they are on to something great.
Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste

Love Food Hate Waste delivers evidence-based awareness and behaviour change campaigns that are designed to reduce the amount of food we waste from our homes. We are delighted to be working together with OLIO to raise awareness of the food waste issue.
The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch aims to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June. We’re very excited to work with OLIO to help reduce unnecessary food waste at a local level. We encourage Big Lunchers to use OLIO.
This is Rubbish

This is Rubbish

This is Rubbish (TiR) is a food waste research and communication organisation. TiR exists to communicate the preventable scale of food wasted in the UK, through policy research, public engagement and arts led participatory events.
The Food Assembly

The Food Assembly

The Food Assembly brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and food makers. OLIO and The Food Assembly share similar visions: bring communities together to create a sustainable future, and one with the most delicious food!
Wriggle

Wriggle

We at Wriggle think OLIO is a really exciting way to use technology for reducing food waste in the home. Like the best ideas, OLIO is really simple. OLIO creates an opportunity for redistributing food, and also helps local communities to actively do something towards a positive cause which is empowering.
Island Groceries

Island Groceries

Island Groceries is excited to partner with OLIO as their official Channel Islands representative to continue to raise awareness of the issue of food waste within the food industry and the Channel Islands, helping to combat food waste living on an island!
Fat Lama

Fat Lama

Fat Lama is a marketplace for lending and sharing your belongings. Zero waste and maximum efficiency are what makes Fat Lama tick; we love how OLIO is changing our throwaway culture one plate at a time.

We are honoured that OLIO has been recognised by so many influential policy makers and public figures as a sustainable solution to food waste. If you would like to become an advocate for OLIO please email hello@olioex.com.

Tristram Stuart

Tristram Stuart

Founder of Feedback, author and activist

“To win the war on waste we must hold supermarkets accountable for the waste they cause. But, we must also empower individuals to reduce household food waste. Wasting food isn’t just a waste of resources, it’s a wasted opportunity to make new friends by giving away your surplus food. By connecting communities to take action, OLIO does exactly that.”

Kerry McCarthy

Kerry McCarthy

MP for Bristol East

“Food waste is bad for the environment, bad for small businesses and bad for household budgets, so it’s great to see OLIO offer an easy solution to a difficult problem. As a campaigner against food waste, I welcome innovation like this – especially when it empowers people to take positive action and helps to bring the community together”

Catherine West

Catherine West

MP for Hornsey and Wood Green

“Food waste is a scandal. 15 million tonnes of food and drink are thrown away every year, yet at the same time over a million people are turning to food banks.It’s immoral and I’m pleased to welcome OLIO’s new local free food sharing app aimed at tackling the problem and stopping perfectly edible food ending up in landfill.  It’s also a great way of strengthening communities and bringing people together”
Gill Watson

Gill Watson

Food activist, chef and writer

“If one good thing comes out of austerity then it has to be that we stop wasting food. There is enough waste from farming, industry and supermarkets to feed every starving person in this world. We cannot allow the waste to continue but without an effective system of redistribution then shouting about it is futile. OLIO’s revolutionary idea holds the answer, empowering communities to make positive changes on their own doorstep.”

Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas

 MP for Brighton Pavilion

“Food waste is a challenge for household budgets, for local shops and councils, and above all for the environment. Not enough has been done to tackle the problem so I welcome innovative solutions like OLIO which can engage the community and get neighbours sharing food to ensure less ends up in the bin. This is good news for households and local businesses in Brighton.”

Tommy Sheppard

Tommy Sheppard

MP for Edinburgh East

“Throwing out edible food is expensive for families and local shops, as well as bad for the environment. It’s great to see the issue of food waste finally getting the attention it deserves through such a simple yet innovative app. I welcome OLIO to Edinburgh and urge the community to get behind the app so we can all do our bit to tackle food waste at a local level.”

John Glen

John Glen

MP for Salisbury

“The sharing economy is unlocking the value of idle assets in so many areas of society, and it’s great to see that now extended to food.OLIO is tapping into the very real problem of food waste and responding with a simple solution that meets the needs of households and local stores.”

Daniel Zeichner

Daniel Zeichner

MP for Cambridge

While so many go hungry, it is simply not acceptable that good food ends up in the bin. So it’s great to see an answer to the problem of food waste that is generated in the household and the high street. OLIO not only saves food from going uneaten but brings communities together.

Rachael Maskell

Rachael Maskell

MP for York

“Food is too precious a resource to end up in the bin. That’s why I’m delighted to welcome the launch of OLIO as an easy way for people to connect and share their surplus food. Not only is it good news for local families who want to cut their bills but OLIO also boosts local shops and markets who can now cut the amount of food they throw away at the push of a button.”
Nicola Blackwood

Nicola Blackwood

MP for Oxford West and Abingdon

“OLIO offers clear benefits for Oxford’s students, local residents and businesses, and as Chair of the Science and Technology Committee I welcome innovation that offers a solution to this age-old challenge with modern day technology.”