As a Food Waste Hero, how much food can I keep for myself?
We want as much food as possible to be shared widely amongst your local communities. This is the best way to make sure that food ends up in the bellies of people who want and need it! If you're already doing this, thank you so much for helping your community. 🙏
10% for you and your friends:
As a "Thank you!" you’re allowed to keep 10% of the food you collect. You don’t need to add this to the app. You can keep it or give it to whoever you want, including friends, family, flatmates - or someone who is homeless or elderly and doesn’t have access to the mobile or desktop apps. It’s up to you!
90% MUST go on the app:
For transparency for our food business donors (in case of product recalls, for impact reporting etc), 90% of the food *has* to be listed on the app for anyone to request and pick up.
- When sharing these listings via the app, please ensure to share with as many local people as possible. We've found that people who pick up FWH listings are much more likely to go on and share their own spare, resulting in a virtuous cycle of more and more food & other household items being saved!
- You can encourage local charities and local people in need to request these listings from you via the app.
- Please give priority to people out of your "circle" (family, friends & members of your household). It is only through widening the circle of people who benefit from OLIO that we can save more food and grow. And it's very important to our food donors to see a wide group of beneficiaries and new community connections being formed.
This updated policy comes into effect on Jan 19th, 2021. If more than 10% is being given away to family, household, or friends OLIO may remove your FWH role.