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Sponsored by: The Diabetes Site

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in low-income communities due to poor health education and the lack of accessibility to healthier food options and supermarkets. Instead of high-quality food right outside their door, they're left to choose meals from fast food and convenience stores selling high-fat, high-sugar, and processed foods.

In 2011, President Obama took hold of this problem and allocated $400 million of the nation's budget to establish a National Healthy Food Financing Initiative. The HFFI supports projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food in communities that currently lack these options.

Today this initiative is accessible to all developers and grocers, but we need to make a push for their involvement! Studies have shown that the initiative has been making an impact by improving and revitalizing the health of low-income communities, where these grocers have been developed. But, as a number of them can be found in some low-income communities, not every community that is in need has been hit.

Let's give these grocers a heads-up! Sign this petition to help emphasize the importance of their presence for the health of low-income communities who do not have access to healthy foods.

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Robert Edwards, Safeway CEO
David Dillon, CEO of Kroger Co.
Robert Miller, CEO of Albertson's LLC

Since the implementation of President Obama's National Healthy Food Financing Initiative, there have been great strides in providing healthy food options and groceries in low-income neighborhoods. But we'd like to see this initiative make more headway with your involvement.

As nationally-known grocery stores, the connection, impact, and nutritious food you can provide to these communities can be the means to prevent or minimize the rate of obesity and diabetes amongst adults and children in America.

We've only begun to raise awareness for the need of healthy food in these low-income communities, but studies have also shown your presence has contributed to these communities' economic development. You will not only provide fresh foods but will create jobs, and bring a healthier life back to these communities, raising community moral.

You are the first step to providing healthy food and opening the eyes of these to low-income communities to a better way of living. It's your turn to utilize this initiative, do your part, and make the change.

Thank you and we hope you will consider making a change!

Petition Signatures

Sep 29, 2014 Nicole Harris
Sep 29, 2014 MIRIAM ROE
Sep 25, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 25, 2014 maureen oshea
Sep 23, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Sep 22, 2014 Barbara Gorski Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for choosing to make a difference in our communities!
Sep 21, 2014 Kaley Bill
Sep 21, 2014 Lauren Haworth
Sep 20, 2014 Tammy Castleberry
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 18, 2014 Edesa Warda
Sep 18, 2014 Arkady Vyatchanin
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Slusher
Sep 18, 2014 Kimberly Petty I hope & pray daily that they find a cure for this horrible disease that I've had for over 30 years!! It put me in a diabetic coma early last year! I was on full life support for months!! Due to that, I have brain damage & memory loss!! Sup. Research!
Sep 18, 2014 Kimberley Claypool
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) I'm type 2 due to PCOS but I can't control my sugar levels bc I can't afford the right foods.
Sep 17, 2014 Shonny Nash
Sep 17, 2014 susan giglio
Sep 17, 2014 Denise Denton
Sep 17, 2014 Josie Reed
Sep 17, 2014 Pamela Pik
Sep 17, 2014 Nancy Wein
Sep 17, 2014 Lou Ann Stout
Sep 17, 2014 Diana McKinley
Sep 17, 2014 Caryle Cox Dear: David Dillon, CEO of Kroger Co. You are the first step to providing healthy food and opening the eyes of these to low-income communities to a better way of living. It's your turn to utilize this initiative, do your part, and make the change.
Sep 17, 2014 Gerry Rousseu
Sep 17, 2014 Crystal Mainka
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Donna Ashley
Sep 17, 2014 Beverly Doty
Sep 17, 2014 teresa loukota This needs to happen. ...we are a low income family and our son is 6 with type one and celiac disease and there seems to be no programs to help with his. We are currently fighting our foos stamp office to help we are with out food a lot .
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 16, 2014 Diane Cornwall
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 Gail Runnels
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Mathias Hartinger
Sep 12, 2014 joseph jr
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 chris aerts Please help all people receive healthy food.
Sep 10, 2014 Eileen Goan I wish I had these stores in my area (southeast Alabama).
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Laura Getty
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 8, 2014 Lynn Juozilaitis
Sep 8, 2014 Greatest Ever

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