In a world of plenty, no person should be in want.
Yet today over ⅓ of food produced globally is never eaten and 1 in 9 people go to bed hungry every night. In the UK alone more than 8 million people live in households that struggle to put enough food on the table. If that wasn’t shocking enough, over half of those households regularly go a whole day without eating (source: The Guardian).
An app called OLIO is trying to solve this problem. It’s a free app that connects neighbours with each other and with local shops so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. They’ve already saved over 100,000 meals from going to waste.
And it’s really simple:
- Users of the app 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 at the home, store, an OLIO Drop Box, or another agreed location – usually on the same day.
Now there really is an easy way for you to reduce your own food waste, while sharing food that would otherwise go to waste with people in your community. This is the start of the Food Sharing Revolution!
Be part of the Food Sharing Revolution this World Hunger Day:
- Download the OLIO app for free today and get sharing (available on iOS and Android)!
- Help OLIO get vital funding by voting for them in a global competition – it only takes 10 seconds!
James Sancto, Co-Founder & CEO, We Make Change
At We Make Change our mission is to give you the power to change the world. Find out more here.
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