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    • budgie2
    • By budgie2 17th May 17, 6:38 PM
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    Free food (and household goods etc)
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    • 17th May 17, 6:38 PM
    Free food (and household goods etc) 17th May 17 at 6:38 PM
    I discovered a free app called Olio a few weeks ago and think it's brilliant, I have already had quite a few free meals through it. I am not sure if it's a registered charity but it's definitely non-profit. So I hope it's okay to post on here about it, I have been going round telling everyone!

    The idea is to prevent food waste and also bring the community together: you post any spare food you have, basically. They also have volunteers who pick up fresh food from shops, bakeries, delis etc and put it on the app. It's all good to eat (I have had several loaves of bread that were baked that same day) but not good enough to be kept and sold the next day/week. The other great thing is that (in my area at least) it's high end stuff, artisan handmade etc etc.

    When you open the app it shows you all the food (and other stuff) on offer near you and you can request and go and collect whatever you want. It is really easy to use, I think I am making it sound more complicated than it is!

    I thought other Moneysavers might find it useful. It has certainly saved me money already. By the way - the non-food bit of the app is a bit like Freecycle but without all the zillions of emails!
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 21st May 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 21st May 17, 12:34 PM
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    • 21st May 17, 12:34 PM
    Mentioned in the current Tesco magazine so there could be loads more folk using it- don't know if it is a charity 'though.
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