2. We connect you with a volunteer who can collect during your requested time window & location.
3. The food gets picked-up and redistributed.
Got surplus food?
We’ll pick it up!
Fill out this food collection form and we’ll get back to you ASAP so your good food doesn’t go to waste! Or if you’re in need of regular collections instead of an ad hoc collection, please email us.
Q: What sort of food is appropriate?
A: Any food which is still good to eat. 🙂
Q: How does this work exactly? A: All you need to do is send us all the details via form or phone call and we’ll organise a volunteer to pick up the food from the shoot address. It’s super simple! We also take ALL food, from hot meals to fresh items to packaged goods.
Q: Does it matter how little or how much food I have?
A: No! We can provide as many volunteers as you need. For most shoots one volunteer is needed.
Q: How much notice do you need? A: As much as possible. However, we understand that it can be very last minute at times. In those cases please still get in touch and we’ll try our best to fulfil your collection request.
Q: Do the volunteers have food safety training?
A: We’ve developed a robust and easy-to-apply Food Safety Management System (FSMS) that all Food Waste Heroes adhere to. It’s easy to use yet sophisticated enough to ensure all types of food are distributed in a safe way. Our FSMS, which we created with input from the FSA, is approved by our Primary Authority and based on a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points study. Here is an overview on how Food Safety is ensured by volunteers on OLIO.
Q: Is there any cost associated with the pick ups?
A: No! Not for ad hoc collections.
Q: What if I already have charitable collections in place? A: We collect food when charities are unable to.
Q: Where is this available?
A: Currently our surplus food redistribution is available in the UK, Jersey, Sweden (Stockholm), USA (Bay Area, California).