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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 9,887
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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Dear:

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


Jul 18, 2016 Illyce Kaarto
Jul 17, 2016 Cheryl Blankenship
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2016 EMILY funke
Jul 16, 2016 Tom Jackson Its not the grocers fault that there are diebetics. There is only one person really to blame and THATS YOU.!!! you're dumb enough to eat it then you pay the price. I am so sick of people blaming someone else for their problems!!!!!
Jul 16, 2016 Paula Shafransky
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2016 Jane Wadsworth-Reyes
Jul 16, 2016 Barbra Clark I Agree!!!
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) There's no doubt that eating healthy prevents chronic long term health problems
Jul 15, 2016 Karli Stern
Jul 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jul 5, 2016 Jenni Cefalu
Jul 1, 2016 C E Moore
Jul 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2016 Lisa Coleman
Jun 29, 2016 Barbretta Evans
Jun 29, 2016 Neleigh Schuercg
Jun 24, 2016 Susan Rudinger Please make more affordable produce available to all communities, especially for seniors.
Jun 24, 2016 Dr. Max Edgar
Jun 24, 2016 Terri Hughes
Jun 24, 2016 amy williams
Jun 24, 2016 Beverley Uzun
Jun 24, 2016 Shirley Reischman
Jun 24, 2016 Liza LaCasse
Jun 24, 2016 Marianne Hofmann Low income neighborhoods need grocers that sell fresh fruit and vegetables. Let's do it!
Jun 24, 2016 Sharon Evans-Ford
Jun 24, 2016 Susan Houk
Jun 24, 2016 Susan Dorchin
Jun 24, 2016 Merribeth Taivalkoski
Jun 24, 2016 Jeanne Lemieux
Jun 24, 2016 Heidi Aubrey
Jun 20, 2016 JoAnn Evans
Jun 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 10, 2016 Caroline CEDELLE
Jun 9, 2016 natalie Walters
Jun 7, 2016 Mary Myers
Jun 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 7, 2016 Pegi Chase
Jun 7, 2016 Martha Kubik
Jun 7, 2016 carl hayes
Jun 7, 2016 Deb Lee Dugan
Jun 7, 2016 Michele Allen This is so important.
Jun 7, 2016 Chris Page
Jun 7, 2016 Lynette Salsa
Jun 7, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please help people with diabetis and low income get the food they need.

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