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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

Apr 20, 2015 Cindy Sassaman Our government needs to stop supporting the GMO industry and instead help the organic farmer so that we can all afford healthy quality foods and not the just the cheaper snacks and sugary foods. Our govt. should step up and lead by healthy example.
Apr 18, 2015 Chelsea Sampson
Apr 18, 2015 Stephanie Gagnon As a mother of a low income family, I am disgusted by this. You need too do something about this!
Apr 18, 2015 Christal McClure We all need access to affordable healthy natural food!!
Apr 18, 2015 Axa Tolonen
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 shannon stailey
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2015 heather kernan
Apr 17, 2015 Cynthia Cabell
Apr 17, 2015 Paul Durkin
Apr 17, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's ridiculous to see people shop with "junk" in their shopping carts because they can get more for less. Healthy food needs to be more affordable. Make a change and help our nation, OUR CHILDREN!!!
Apr 17, 2015 Kim Banter
Apr 17, 2015 Ruthie Smith
Apr 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2015 Chrissy Brown Making 11.00 an hour and only getting 25-30 hours a week isnt enough to buy healthy foods prices need to be lower for all of us
Apr 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2015 Harry Stamper
Apr 11, 2015 Rita Schaffer please make healthy foods cheaper. Please.
Apr 11, 2015 Charlene Davis
Apr 10, 2015 cassandra woodall
Apr 10, 2015 Susan Villagomez Please I have type 2 diabetes and I live on very low income. I need to eat more vegetables and fruit. They are very expensive. Please help lower theses prices on fresh fruit and veggies
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 michael doutt
Apr 10, 2015 Cheryl Nored
Apr 10, 2015 Brittney Clapper
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Stephanie Detusa
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Deborah Severson EVERYONE should be able to afford healthy food!
Apr 10, 2015 Sandy Ferrin
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) Everyone should have access to healthy, naturally ,non gmo food,at a cost that is affordable to all. Especially our basic foods like fresh fruits , vegetables, dairy, grains & meat.
Apr 10, 2015 My Info
Apr 10, 2015 Frances Palau-Manderson This is crucial. We struggle, like so many others, to make ends meet. We are not on the dole & pay our own bills. Yet we struggle to be able to buy our groceries, particularly good healthy foods and drinks. We buy mostly store brands, frozen, cheap items.
Apr 10, 2015 Yanira Otero I have type 1 dibetes and its hard to have a balance and nutritional diet because the prices on the healthy food.
Apr 10, 2015 MARTHA SAENZ
Apr 10, 2015 Kathy Barrick Do ur part. We deserve good, affordable, and healthy food. Thanks
Apr 10, 2015 Jo Gordon I am on social security disability and food stamps. I don't know how they expect us to eat healthy on the meager amount they give us. The stores' participation in this program would really help and be much appreciated.
Apr 10, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2015 Misty Guillory
Apr 10, 2015 Bonnie Haynes
Apr 10, 2015 Deb Hanes Everyone should be afforded an opportunity to buy healthy foods & prepare healthy meals.
Apr 10, 2015 Linda Conley It is hard on us that have type 2 diabities ,so please try to make the prices more affordable
Apr 10, 2015 kristy warren
Apr 10, 2015 Christina Reno
Apr 10, 2015 jenniffer dolman
Apr 10, 2015 Debbie Evans I have type 2 diabetes and there's time that i can not afford the fresh fruits and veggies we are a family of 8 its hard to afford
Apr 10, 2015 Brenda Lair
Apr 10, 2015 Margaret Van Pelt
Apr 10, 2015 Savannah Elliott

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