Michael Barsties pursued a BA Business Psychology and a MSc in Corporate Communications in London. During his studies in Germany, he was part of 'Food Sharing e.V.', a network of people who hate waste and share food. Surprised something similar didn't exist in the UK at the time, he was extremely happy to discover the inauguration of OLIO in early 2015.
He volunteered with OLIO from the very beginning, and became a full time employee soon after. He created OLIO's successful 'Food Waste Heroes programme' where volunteers collect surplus food from local businesses and share it with fellow OLIOers in their local communities, so no good food goes to waste.