Hate Wasting Food? This New App Can Help!

by Tefal Team on 17 June 2016
  • Do you ever open your kitchen cupboards and wonder why you bought that one ingredient you’re never going to get around to using?

    Maybe you had grand plans to whip up something new or you simply got sucked in by an offer that seemed too good to be true. Either way, some food stays in your cabinets forever or simply goes in the bin.

    Not only is this money down the drain, it is also a waste of food.

    But this no longer has to be the case, as a new app is hoping to get people sharing their food in a bid to reduce waste. Olio is the answer if you hate the idea of throwing food away – which one in three of us do according to a recent YouGov poll – or if you have a lot in your cupboards that is still in-date but won’t be used.

    The food sharing app connects you with households, cafes and restaurants in your area so other people can benefit from your unwanted food. Simply list each item of food that you want to give away, select a pick-up point – which can be an Olio Drop Box rather than your house – and pop in any details that might help someone collect it.

  • Other app users can then scroll through and see what food is up for grabs. Not only does this help to cut down on food waste – which is a huge issue in the UK – it can also help vulnerable people who may not be able to afford a full food shop.

    Olio is the brainchild of Tessa Cook who found herself with cupboards full of perfectly good food when she was getting ready to move to another country. After failing to give it away, she ended up having to pack it to take it with her, which left her wondering if there was a better way.

    The social app can help bring you together with other members of your community, help people and make more room in your cupboard. So why not sign up today – it’s available on iOS and Android – and say goodbye to those jars of antipasti you don’t even remember buying?

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