What food can I add to OLIO?

OLIO is for anything edible, no matter if loose, raw, cooked, opened, unopened… etc. There are guidelines, but generally speaking, if it’s food you would eat, then it’s okay for OLIO. For example, see what was added on OLIO last week.

You can also add

  • Food that has already been opened, here are some examples 
  • Food that is past its ‘Best Before’ date

    This date refers to the quality and shelf life of a product, not safety. However, please only add items that you would be willing to eat yourself. You can read more about Best Before dates on this Government web site here
  • Alcohol

    It is also your responsibility to ensure the person you are giving the alcohol to is of legal drinking age in your country.
  • Baby formula

    OLIO agrees with government advice that breast milk is best for babies and breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible. Infant milks should only be used on the advice of a doctor, midwife, health visitor, public health nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, or other professionals responsible for maternal and child care. OLIO does not advertise or promote the use of infant or follow-on formulae but is happy for you to share surplus infant and follow on formulae with parents who have already made the informed choice to use such products. The sole purpose of OLIO is to help to reduce food waste.