eat less. give more. go halfsies. - it’s a straightforward slogan with a grand mission.
Halfsies is a “social initiative offering a choice to restaurant-goers that provides a healthier meal portion, reduces food waste and supports the fight against hunger.”
Their informational booklet explains how American’s portion sizes have grown over the years leading to an over consumption of daily calories and a nationwide obesity epidemic.
They also explain that some 40% of our food in America is wasted; it is not consumed. That means that every day Americans waste enough food to fill the Rose Bowl Stadium.
If only 5% of our food scraps were recovered, it would be enough to feed 4 million people for a day according to the FDA.
By offering a half-size portion option in participating restaurants, Halfsies aims to educate the public about these issues while tackling the problem of food waste head on and getting donations to the non-profits who are addressing world hunger.