How to share food on OLIO as a FWH
- When adding your haul to the app it is very important to divide the food into as many listings as possible / as makes sense. This will not only help to provide transparency to the food business donors as to whom the food is being given to, but will also enable us to accurately calculate how much food you’ve saved from the bin. Plus, it makes your job of distributing the food much easier!
💪Top tip: you can use the ‘copy listing’ feature under ‘My OLIO - My Listings’ to speed things up!
b. Never group more than a handful of items in one listing (we recommend to include 3-5 items in each listing), unless all items are exactly the same. For example, if you have 10 bananas to give away, you can create just one listing. However, if you have 5 apples and 5 bananas to give away, please create 2 listings. If it’s 3 apples, 3 bananas and 3 oranges, please create 3 listings.
c. Please accurately describe what’s available. It is much more likely that someone requests your food if you tell them what you got
d. Click on the "Source" button and select the correct collection slot for the listing.
Share widely 🌍
Allocate your food to the OLIOers who request it. Share as wide as possible and consider giving priority to newbies so they have a great first experience (check their profile to see whether they’re a newbie, cub or champion).
Share safely ✨
Keep your storage areas clean and use a fridge thermometer. Please only share food within the permitted time period and do not leave food outside for people to pick up.
Finish the job ✔️
Remember to mark each request as ‘Pick-up arranged’ and ‘Leave item listed’ until it’s the last one. In that case choose ‘unlist item’ and it will be taken down – great job!
And for anyone posting a ‘Pre-Alert’...
Some Food Waste Heroes prefer to let their local OLIO community know in advance that they’re going to do a collection soon so they’re aware that food will become available at a later time. You can do this if you prefer. You can create a separate listing and say ‘I’m going to do a collection later today and will post the food on the app from TIME. Please check back later for my actual listing and do not request this listing! Please ensure you take your ‘pre-alert’ listing down once you’ve done your collection and post your food on the app in separate listings with accurate descriptions as described above.