Deliver game-changing social impact with Olio.

Find out how your spare food could change lives in local communities.

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Do you know about the UK’s hidden hunger crisis?

Inflation may be easing, but life’s not getting any easier.

The cost of living squeeze means more families than ever before are going without food.

Food banks are seeing record demand.

But just a fraction of hungry people are relying on them for help – leaving millions more still in need of support.

Your business has the power to change that.

Olio helps you share spare food with people who need it, and change lives in local communities while you’re at it.


Start donating food through OIio today.

Powered by a national network of passionate, trained volunteers, we’ve built a food sharing platform with unmatched reliability; helping you deliver game-changing social impact.

A snapshot of food poverty in the UK

14 %
adults have experienced food insecurity. That's around 11 million people.
million children start the school day hungry.
7 %
of UK households have turned to food banks.
75 %
of those people in need haven’t accessed food banks, and are still struggling.

Your business can help us change that.

How Olio works


1. Prepare

You team gets spare food ready for Olio volunteers to collect.

2. Collect

A member of Olio’s national network of food-safety trained volunteers comes to collect your food – whenever you need them to.

3. Share

They then share it quickly and safely with members of the local community via the Olio app.

Sometimes, food shared on Olio is a lifeline for local people

“We’ve been able to have a hot meal”

Olio has saved my family. As for most of us, things are really tight right now, and the wee bits we get off Olio have honestly been a lifeline for our family. Thanks to the wonderful work of our local Food Waste Heroes, we’ve been able to have a hot meal every night – even when we haven’t had a penny to spend.

Anonymous Olio requester

“Helped me to feel less powerless”

Olio has given me a purpose, a chance to reach out and help others even in a small way, helped me to feel less powerless and in turn have made friends with and met lovely Olio-ers. So a real positive impact on my life.

Anonymous Olio volunteer

“Meant so much to some of the poorer families that collect from me”

Last Christmas, I collected turkeys and other Christmas food from Iceland, and I just knew this meant so much to some of the poorer families that collect from me. I was so happy the food was really appreciated and the main thing was – it didn’t go to waste.

Anonymous Olio volunteer

Hear it from the businesses we work with

Supermarkets: Tesco

Supermarkets: Iceland

Production Companies: Lifted Entertainment

Catering: Compass Group UK&I

Hotels: The Carlton, Ilfracombe

Catering: Fooditude (part of the Sodexo family)