Did you know there is an app that lets you know if there is free food available in your community?
I just came upon it by chance, looking for another app.
It's called Olio.
This app's a bit like Freecycle but for food, so instead of binning surplus food, people sign up to Olio and offer it to their local community for free.
Once you've found something you want nearby, request it and message to arrange a pick-up. People also add other items, such as deodorant, and sometimes ask for a donation to charity.
How to get the app: Download it for iPhone or Android or access it via the Olio web app.
The down side is you'll need to connect the app to your Facebook account.
How to use it
Olio says over 1.2 million users are now signed up to its app, across the UK. So there are lots of people offering food and picking it up – though as you'd expect, you'll find more listed in big cities.
National chains include Costa, Pret a Manger, Sainsbury's, Selfridges and Tesco. In London, there's also Eurostar, First Group and Planet Organic and we've seen lots offered by smaller, independent cafes, bakeries and restaurant across the country
It may help someone. 🤗🤗🤗