Rush residents connect with OLIO

by Rose Barrett
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Why not start the new year off by helping the environment? A simple way to do that is by downloading the OLIO food sharing app like 570 Rush residents have already done so. This will then allow you to share and request excess food items as a free, accessible and effective solution to reduce food waste.  

OLIO mission statement is to connect neighbours with each other and with local businesses so surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. OLIO works with local volunteers who collect surplus food from partnered local businesses and upload it in the app for anyone to claim. This could be food nearing its sell-by date in local stores, bread from your baker, or cakes from your local pastry shop. Or just an excess of Christmas food gits, savouries and estive goodies.

“For your convenience, as an individual you can use OLIO to share surplus food or non-food household items. For example, that extra biscuit tin that you bought for Christmas and you know you won’t get to eat can be uploaded onto the app for sharing with your neighbours,” said Philip Kirrane of Rush Tidy Towns. 

Go for it.  

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