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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


Mar 26, 2015 Elaine Estefan
Mar 24, 2015 Tami Miller
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Everyone should be able to afford healthy food.
Mar 21, 2015 Ellen Donlin
Mar 21, 2015 Jean Naples
Mar 21, 2015 Lin Sunseri
Mar 21, 2015 Darlene Fetterman
Mar 21, 2015 christine obrien
Mar 21, 2015 Helen Cradock Healthy food should be available to everyone despite their earning potential
Mar 21, 2015 Katherine Kemp
Mar 21, 2015 Esperanza Gallon I shop at Krogers in my hometown and I would be happy to support them have more healthy, affordable food options in low-income neighborhoods.
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Cynthia Mahaffey As a type 2 diabetic, i hope you will become involved in this intiative. I shop at Kroger's in my town.
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Dina Palkowski
Mar 21, 2015 Lucy N. Stoy
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Linda Little
Mar 21, 2015 Michele Schwellinger
Mar 21, 2015 William G Tolman Jr
Mar 21, 2015 Susan Spranger
Mar 21, 2015 Donna Borthwick I think this is a great step in the right direction... please help feed those who cannot access nutritional fruits, veggies & other healthful food. Thanks.
Mar 21, 2015 Sherry Stiles
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Margaret Conti
Mar 21, 2015 Karen Sidley
Mar 21, 2015 V. Klubek
Mar 21, 2015 bill o'connell
Mar 21, 2015 Maria Simao
Mar 21, 2015 Monica Doud
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 A. Bensen
Mar 21, 2015 fc white
Mar 21, 2015 David Oakley
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Dave Mattozzi
Mar 21, 2015 Julia Russo
Mar 21, 2015 Christiane Carson
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 21, 2015 Emma Meunier
Mar 20, 2015 maria jaunese
Mar 20, 2015 Susan mott
Mar 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2015 Moustafa Shammat Sugar is a human trap

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