ONE TO WATCH: Olio
PROJECT: The Food Sharing Revolution
A free app that connects neighbours with each other and with local shops & cafes so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. Users simply snap a picture of their items and add them to OLIO. Neighbours then receive customised alerts and can request anything that takes their fancy. Pick-up takes place – often the same day – at the home, store, an OLIO Drop Box, or another agreed location. OLIO is available to be used throughout the UK and has been used to share almost 200k items of food so far!