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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


Jul 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 20, 2014 Julia Golenkowicz
Jul 19, 2014 Monica Livingston
Jul 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2014 donna Hancock The healthier you eat, the more expensive it is. Shameful! We diabetics can't eat junk. Between meds and eating healthy it's costly. Once again, shameful.
Jul 17, 2014 Sandra Albritton
Jul 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 17, 2014 ayn silverman
Jul 16, 2014 carolyn pringle yes somebody need to help the people eat the right things to live a heather life
Jul 16, 2014 kim Edwards
Jul 16, 2014 Gail Cartwright
Jul 15, 2014 daphne joseph
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 Liza Z
Jul 15, 2014 Kathryn LeMosy
Jul 15, 2014 Mariah Jackson Not only could this benefit diabetics or the prevention of diabetes, but its just beneficial to every single person. We all want to eat healthier, it makes us feel great and keeps up productive throughout our day.
Jul 15, 2014 Mark Levin
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 12, 2014 Elizabeth Haemmel I hope this includes Native Americans
Jul 12, 2014 ANDREA SONN
Jul 12, 2014 Christiana Matthews
Jul 12, 2014 Randall Nichols
Jul 9, 2014 Pamela DeLitta
Jul 9, 2014 Donna Desrosiers
Jul 9, 2014 Linda DeBar Its time to take back our health....
Jul 9, 2014 Amy Whitfield
Jul 8, 2014 Jessica Reyes Armenta
Jul 8, 2014 Elissa Mericle-Gray I know how hard it is to find truly healthy food and this is intentionally done to keep us sick and dependent upon "sickness care".
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 6, 2014 willem kom
Jul 6, 2014 Jenny leemon I find it hard to shop healthy on a monthly food allowence
Jul 5, 2014 Elizabeth Fatras
Jul 4, 2014 Cary Savitz
Jul 3, 2014 Jenny Roberson
Jul 3, 2014 Jerry Reddick
Jul 3, 2014 cierra sizemore I have type one diabetes and I find it extremely difficult to be able to eat healthy with the prices of "healthy food". Living off of one income is hard as it is, having to spend extreme amounts of money to stay alive and healthy is concerning.
Jul 2, 2014 catherine martell
Jul 2, 2014 J.S. Simpson
Jul 1, 2014 Nancy Hedrick
Jun 30, 2014 Courtney Schmidt
Jun 30, 2014 Pooja Thakkar
Jun 30, 2014 emma schumann
Jun 30, 2014 Aadibasi Khambu
Jun 30, 2014 Suzan Toma
Jun 30, 2014 Sylvia Gries
Jun 30, 2014 Natan Rai
Jun 29, 2014 Dagmar Grabsch

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