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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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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


Jan 30, 2015 marisa acuna
Jan 30, 2015 Joy Branch
Jan 29, 2015 jason grotto
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Diabetes, type 2, runs in our family. I would like to raise healthy children! A box of mac and cheese is cheaper than vegetables. Lower the prices on produce and proteins!
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Type 2 diabetes has affected our family in raising 3 children and making monthly ends meet. It's tough making healthy foods that fill you up in feeding 5 mouths. Advertisement also influences a lot of buying junkier type foods. Better prices, better ads
Jan 29, 2015 Kathleen Anthony
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I really like fruits but they're so expensive I can't buy them very often
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I have a type 1 diabetic son and a single mother who needs to have affordable healthy food daugther could be type 2 as she gets older want too teach.her as she leaves home to be able to eat healthy so she can not becime type. This would help my family
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth Peterson
Jan 28, 2015 marlena oday
Jan 28, 2015 Annie Gore As a retiree on a fixed income, healthy meals at a lower cosy
Jan 28, 2015 Jennifer moore
Jan 28, 2015 Regina Marcial I am a type 2 diabetic for 30 yrs. I take care of my severly disabled brother and have no income...I cannot afford to buy expensive healthy food I receive 109 in food stamps to survive on give us a break please
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) I think it's high time we could get low priced good food. It's to the point that we diabetics can't afford to eat the way we should.
Jan 28, 2015 Kelly Quehe
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Need healthy snacks at affordable prices. My child has Type 1 diabetes and it is very expensive to buy healthy snacks.
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Everyone needs to buy low cost healthy food.
Jan 28, 2015 Kirsten Petty
Jan 28, 2015 Sandra Moreno
Jan 28, 2015 doris miller we need affordable healthy choices
Jan 28, 2015 Marycruz Fuqua This is a very good idea!!
Jan 28, 2015 Kim Reid It's difficilt being on a fixed income and having to choose between prescriptions and groceries. I would love to be able to afford BOTH and would love to be able to find affordable, fresh, healthy foods at my local grocery store
Jan 28, 2015 Mary Lawrence
Jan 28, 2015 Caitlin Tubilleja
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Deborah Haun healthy foods are too expensive for those that really need it. would shop your stores much more if the cost of healthy food was much lower
Jan 28, 2015 Angie Gaul It would help us become a healthier nation if fruits and vegetables were cheaper for low income families like mine. Thank you for your time
Jan 28, 2015 Jessica Lisembee
Jan 28, 2015 Lizabeth Flores
Jan 28, 2015 cecelia ulibarri I am type 2 diabetes
Jan 28, 2015 pauline niblock Am type 1 an find it hard to shop healthier.
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) Longer living clients means more money in the long run. Think of it that way...
Jan 28, 2015 Annette Gomez-Diaz Being diabetic, I find as I buy healthy foods my grocery bill as increased quite a bite. I feel that fruits and vegetables should not cost more than junk and processed foods. Please us maintain a healthy diet without breaking the bank.
Jan 28, 2015 michelle hall
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Churchill I'm severely disabled due to my diabetes and neuropathy. My budget is very limited because I'm forced to live on SSDI. Making ends meet is hard enough without having to pay a premium for healthy food!
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 Myra Johnson I have type 2 diabetes and its expensive to eat healthy
Jan 28, 2015 Angela Hadley I truely blame the fact, that grocery stores provide high carb and fatty foods for a cheap price. I believe if it wasnt for this I wouldn't be diabetic. I am low income myself. I worry about my kids and there choices. Something has to give.
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed) y cant afford to eat healthy
Jan 27, 2015 Laurel Creagh
Jan 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 25, 2015 Brenda Raus

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