A great post about Halfsies from our friends at in.gredients, the first package-free grocery store in the US (which also happens to be in my old stomping grounds of Austin, TX)… Have a read and get involved! Cheers ~ Sydney


Discovering non-profits that are working to end hunger make our collective hearts swell. Even better is when we stumble on a new, Austin based organization. We can’t hide our giddiness about Halfsies, a local non-profit that’s looking to address obesity, food waste and hunger. They’re looking to do this through a simple initiative that would allow you to “go halfsies” when you go out to eat. This means you’d receive a smaller portion (addressing obesity and food waste) and 25% of your meal cost would be donated to local and global non-profits (hunger).

It’s common knowledge that obesity and food waste are issues in the United States, but the numbers are shocking. First of all, recent studies have shown that when people are given larger food portions, they’ll over eat without realizing it. Beyond that, about 40% of the food produced in the United States isn’t consumed. Americans…

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