What do you do with food in your fridge when you go away? That glut of homegrown vegetables? The Buy One Get One Free you’re never going to eat?
If you throw them away, think again!
According to Hubbub, 81% of us would be happy to receive food from a neighbour. And whether you give or get food, it’s FREE!
Food waste is a huge issue and it’s happening in our homes every day. The average UK family throws away 22% of their weekly shop, worth £730 per year.
Growing our food takes its toll on the planet – land is deforested, soil is degraded, wildlife habitats are destroyed and species are endangered. Between 33-50% of all food produced globally is never eaten and a land mass larger than China grows food each year that is ultimately never eaten.
What’s even more shocking is that while this food is going to waste, 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry every night. That is 1 in 9 people on the planet who are starving or malnourished. Food poverty is increasing in the UK too, with over 1 million people accessing a food bank last year (Olio).
So it’s easy to see that throwing away perfectly edible food is a huge waste of precious resources. Why not use the Olio app and give food you won’t eat in time to someone else who would make good use of it? Share your food, save the planet, feel awesome!
Listing an item on OLIO is super easy! Simply open the app, add a photo, description, and when and where the item is available for pick-up. Find out more here.
To claim items, simply browse the listings available near you, request whatever takes your fancy and arrange a pick-up via private messaging. Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch!
It’s quick, easy and local! More than half of all listings on OLIO are snapped up within the first 60 minutes, and more than 80% within 24 hours.
Even if it’s a carrot, a cupcake or a croissant, you’ll be surprised at what you can share. Small actions can lead to big change when our most precious resources are shared, not thrown away. Download Olio today and start sharing!