Mexico city, August 1st, 2022 - Four months into their partnership, the rapid grocery delivery service JOKR and local sharing app OLIO, announce that 25,000 meals have been prevented from going to waste in Mexico.
In order to ensure all the extra food is used, rather than thrown away, the Food Waste Heroes upload it to the OLIO app so that local people in the area can arrange to collect and enjoy it for free.
OLIO also has a network of volunteers (“Food Waste Heroes”) who are trained members of the community. These volunteers collect unsold food from local supermarkets, canteens, quick service restaurants and more, and redistribute it to the local community via the OLIO app, thereby enabling those businesses to achieve zero food waste locations. JOKR is the first business in Mexico that OLIO has partnered with to provide this service.
Over 6 million people have joined OLIO so far, with half being outside of theUK. The largest international markets are Singapore and Latin America.