Simpleweb investment OLIO – a free app aiming to reduce waste by enabling people to share food instead of throwing it away – has just launched a new donations feature and partnership with food waste charities Feedback and FareShare.
This new feature incentivises OLIO users to share even more of their surplus food, but also enables users to raise money for good causes. Food waste charities Feedback and FareShare are the first that will benefit from the move. Through the new donations feature, users can now add food and other household items to the app and request a pay-as-you-feel donation to the charity of their choice.
Feedback is an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste at every level of the food system. Their network takes volunteers into farms up and down the country to collect fresh fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted and get it to people in need. FareShare is the UK’s largest food redistribution charity, delivering good quality, in-date surplus food from the food and drink industry to charities and community groups supporting vulnerable people.
OLIO Co-Founder Saasha Celestial-One commented on the new feature and partnership: ‘This is an exciting next step in our journey as we find new ways to encourage people to share their surplus food. By teaming up with Feedback and FareShare we are now making it even more meaningful for our users to share their spare and work to tackle the problem of food waste at scale.’
To find out more and how you can get involved visit olioex.com/