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Public-images-osm logo.svg amenity = food_sharing
Food sharing in Sigmaringen, Germany 03.jpg
A shelf/box/fridge where people drop off and pick up food to reduce food waste and in the sense of free sharing. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: amenities
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: proposedPage for proposal

A food sharing is a place where people drop off and pick up food to reduce food waste and in the sense of free sharing. Usually this place is a small box, shelf or fridge. In most cases these are surplus, leftover or not suitable for sale perishables or products that have exceeded their best-before date but still are well eatable. There are no persons present who directly distribute the food or control who is given or taken food.

See also

How to map

Place a node node at the location and tag amenity=food_sharing.

Optional Tags

Related facilities

Usually a food_sharing is about sharing perishables to reduce food waste, many have a fridge. If you found something that has multiple kind of items like nonperishables eg. food cans, personal hygiene products and other items and no fridge to cold food. You can use amenity=give_box to document it.


Alternative tags

  • amenity=recycling + recycling:food=* – this tag combination has probably also been used for food sharing facilities, however, reusing and recycling (i.e. the conversion of waste materials into new materials and objects) are two different concepts

Similar tags

  • amenity=give_box – a give box: a small facility where people drop off and pick up various types of items in the sense of free sharing and reuse


Proposed features