**One of Apple's 'Best New Apps'. Featured by the BBC, Guardian, Wired, Time Out, Gizmodo, and The Sunday Times**
►WELCOME TO OLIO◄
Connect with your neighbours and local shops so that surplus food, and other household items can be shared, not thrown away. Everything on OLIO is available for free or for donation.
►HOW IT WORKS◄
○ Adding things to OLIO is easy. Simply snap a photo of your item, add a brief description and provide pick-up details. A lovely neighbour will be delighted to take it off your hands.
○ Just browse what is available near you, request anything that takes your fancy and message to arrange a pick-up. It’s as easy as that.
►EXAMPLE OF THINGS SHARED◄
Food items shared on OLIO include fresh homegrown veg from gardens, bread from local bakeries, and unwanted food when starting a diet, moving house or going on holiday. Other household items shared on OLIO include toiletries, cleaning products, clothes, furniture, toys and kitchen gadgets.
►WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING◄
"The process is simple and just like Freecycle but for food." - Lifehacker
"This app will stop you chucking good food out and give it to your neighbours instead" - Metro
"OLIO aims to match up unwanted food with eager consumers. Think Tinder for your tins, or a fostering service for your fridge and fruit bowl' - Telegraph
►OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE◄
○ DISTANCE – see how near each item is to you
○ NOTIFICATIONS – get notifications when you receive a message from another user or when new items near you is added to the app
○ MY OLIO – see any items you have added or requested, and access the messages for these items
○ SHARE – OLIO will work better the more people who use it. So please share on Facebook and Twitter, or use our refer a friend feature
OLIO be used anywhere in the world, so please install today!
OLIO is supported by the iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and is optimised for the iPhone 5 and higher. We do not recommend using OLIO on the iPod Touch. Download OLIO now and join The Sharing Revolution!
Ratings and Reviews
As kids we were taught to eat our veggies so they didn’t go to waste, yet as adults we’re often desensitized to the amount of unspoiled sustenance discarded worldwide every day. Olio helps find a home for unwanted edibles, using local postings that are a snap to create or browse. Whether a nearby farm is getting rid of excess rhubarb (it makes great pies, honest) or we’re going on holiday and want the chorizo meatballs in our fridge to end up on a neighbor’s plate instead of in the trash, Olio is a feel-good way to reduce food waste.
Olio app has good intentions
This app is such a wonderful idea: donate your unused food to somebody that needs it, also a handy easy tool to get some help before your payday, with some meal you would actually eat. There’s more to it, obviously. Only problem is that app and website are frozen sometimes. I think it’s because they are in growth process. For the most part, I’m VERY happy with Olio! Get this app: Minimal participation is totally allowed!
Reply to Stranger Danger
If you picked up the leftover, packaged decently and from someone’s home, I’d like to think this is a safe situation.
Have you ever gone hungry, so your kids could eat. It is an awful feeling!
Chances are these people just ate this food! You are right about one thing, I suppose people can do bad things, but signing up for this app, to give or receive, the app has your info. I’d like to think it is safe and people are trying to help others. Go with your gut though!
We do live in a complicated world!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.