Fooditude partners with OLIO to save food waste
The caterer has embarked on a mission to tackle the food waste problem in its business.
Managing food waste has, of course, always been a monumental challenge for contract caterers. This year, though, Fooditude has embarked on a mission to tackle the food waste problem in its business. One of the solutions it has introduced is working with OLIO, a food surplus sharing platform. With OLIO’s help, the caterer is addressing unavoidable food waste at client sites. What was once thrown away is now being collected and redistributed.
OLIO’s Food Waste Heroes (FWH) programme involves OLIO matching small groups of fully trained volunteers with local food businesses to rescue and redistribute surplus food to the local community via an app. OLIO has over 4,500 trained FWhs who safely collect and redistribute food from over 250 business donors each week.
From December to May, Fooditude and its clients have donated 962 portions of food, contributing to 458 meals, saving 192kg of waste. This means CO2 savings of nearly 826 kgs, while over 95.5% of the food collected has been redistributed.
Dean Kennett, Fooditude’s managing director, said: “Of course we need to tackle food waste at the source, but for unavoidable surplus, working with OLIO has been a game-changer. We are totally behind OLIO’s mission and look forward to rolling out their service at other client sites.”