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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

Nov 23, 2014 karen watton
Nov 21, 2014 Nanlouise Wolfe
Nov 18, 2014 Kathryn Morse I used to live in a small town in MS. When I would enter the grocery store, the first things I saw were carbonated sugary drinks and snack foods. Please put healthy food options where customers can see and get to them easily. Thank you.
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2014 Kim Taylor
Nov 17, 2014 Linda Brayman
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) I am a diabetic and have a low income. It is very difficult for me to eat the right kinds of foods because I don't have any money or food stamps to buy what I need so my blood sugars stay out of whack.
Nov 17, 2014 Kimberley Broom
Nov 17, 2014 Heather Stephens
Nov 17, 2014 Fiona Hooper
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Mwahhh
Nov 16, 2014 Sonja Sipes
Nov 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) Thank you for helping stop obesity in those who are most needy and marginalized in our country!
Nov 16, 2014 Deborah Burbank-Powers
Nov 16, 2014 angela Sheldon
Nov 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) As a Diabetic T2, and struggling financially it is hard to maintain a healthy daily diet. Nutritious food, good quality meats/fish, fruits and vegetables are way to expensive to have every day.
Nov 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) I know how to cook from scratch thank God.I have 2 children with diabetes.it's very expensive to buy healthy food because all the prices went up.
Nov 16, 2014 Kristen Huff
Nov 16, 2014 Pam Wiley
Nov 16, 2014 Cathie Kujawa
Nov 14, 2014 Ilean Rive
Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 13, 2014 elizabeth shore
Nov 11, 2014 duainelinda tolleson stop diabetes
Nov 9, 2014 katrina bird i am type 2 on 3 tablets a day
Nov 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2014 Tafra Jones As a lowincome parent with a type 1 diabetic child its very hard to have the. Fresh fruit and veggies he needs
Nov 5, 2014 June Krell Community involvement can lead to a stronger, revitalized neighborhood with increased benefits for all. Please do your part.
Nov 3, 2014 Nancy Bates
Nov 2, 2014 Judy Custer
Oct 30, 2014 Therese Kutscheid
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Lynda Holt
Oct 28, 2014 Monique Lowther
Oct 28, 2014 Debra Zollner
Oct 27, 2014 Emily Brown
Oct 26, 2014 Marion Barbour
Oct 26, 2014 Pat Kane
Oct 23, 2014 Larry Branson
Oct 21, 2014 H Steinberg
Oct 21, 2014 mqrgaret frest
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help find a cure for this.
Oct 18, 2014 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 angie miller
Oct 14, 2014 L X
Oct 13, 2014 mieke wilms
Oct 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2014 Laraine Barker Less sugar in our foods please, and NONE where there shouldn't be any. And stop using aspartame instead. It tastes revolting.
Oct 10, 2014 Josilene Queiroz do Nascimento Jôsi Nascimento

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