Introducing… Olio’s 10k Community Challenge!

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This June, we’re calling on the Olio community to help us find 10,000 new Food Waste Heroes to join us on our waste-busting mission 🚀

One third of the food we produce globally is wasted. And yet 800 million people go to bed hungry every night. Closer to home, the cost of living crisis is still affecting millions of families in the UK and Ireland.

So, if you’ve ever thought about volunteering in your spare time, but never got around to it, this is your chance to get started and make a real difference in your community! 

We’re launching a one month long competition with some super exciting prizes up for grabs. We’re talking a whole month’s worth of free groceries, or £500 (500 in Ireland) towards an e-bike! 🤩

How to enter

Never volunteered with us before?

We have a wonderful team of over 116,000 volunteers who rescue unsold food from local businesses and share it with their community to help fight waste, save our planet, and support local communities.

Complete your Food Waste Hero registration and claim an Olio volunteering slot this month to be in with a chance of winning our amazing prizes. Start rescuing food and sharing it with your community this summer!

Already one of our wonderful Food Waste Heroes?

You can get involved, too! To enter our June prize draw, refer 3 friends to us this month who you think would make great Olio volunteers. They’ll need to register and complete their training for you both to be in with a chance of winning!

Step 1
Encourage any friends or family to sign up as a Food Waste Hero and help us on our waste-busting mission. We’ve written a handy message template for you to send them below!

Step 2
Find out what your User ID is. You can find this in the Olio app by clicking on the burger menu in the top right-hand corner, clicking on ‘Account’ and scrolling down to see your User ID. You’ll need this for Step 3.

Step 3
The people you refer will need to fill out this super quick form. They’ll need your User ID to complete this so that we know who’s referred them, and to make you both eligible to win the prize draw. Here’s the link to the form:

Step 4
At least 3 of your referees need to register, complete their training and fill in the above form by 30th June for you to be in with a chance of winning.

👉 If you win, you’ll get the choice of a Tesco voucher worth one whole month of groceries or £500 to buy an e-bike, and each of your referees will win a £20 Tesco voucher, too! 

👉 What’s more – if your friends complete a collection in June, they’ll also be eligible to enter our prize draw for a months worth of free groceries or £500 to buy an e-bike (the perfect new assistant for their food collections!) 

Sounds pretty good right? So what are you waiting for!? 

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Getting started as a Food Waste Hero FAQ.

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