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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


Dec 4, 2016 julian zrnic Everyone have a right to be healthy.
Nov 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 23, 2016 natasha liff
Nov 22, 2016 K Zoll
Nov 21, 2016 julie matewicz
Nov 15, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Nov 12, 2016 Kristi Ertz
Nov 8, 2016 melissa harlan
Nov 8, 2016 Jake Moav
Nov 7, 2016 Patricia Vazquez
Nov 6, 2016 Bonnie Steiger
Nov 3, 2016 Erin Cromer
Nov 2, 2016 Gen Agustsson stop selling processed foods now and sell healthy foods instead!
Nov 2, 2016 D P
Nov 1, 2016 Jennifer Schroeder
Oct 31, 2016 Jenny Kirk
Oct 31, 2016 Toni Robb
Oct 31, 2016 shelby dickerson
Oct 31, 2016 Colleen Regan
Oct 30, 2016 Allison D
Oct 30, 2016 k k
Oct 30, 2016 Claudia Moorman
Oct 30, 2016 Kristina Bognar
Oct 29, 2016 Kathleen Pelletier
Oct 29, 2016 Melissa De Ville
Oct 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2016 Linda Bescript
Oct 29, 2016 Kathleen Serrano
Oct 28, 2016 Leonardo Rodriguez
Oct 28, 2016 Cecilia Domina
Oct 28, 2016 Matthew McWhirr
Oct 28, 2016 Danielle Curcio
Oct 28, 2016 Janice Geist
Oct 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 28, 2016 Connie Nowlin
Oct 28, 2016 Robert Miller
Oct 28, 2016 Margit Steidl all people need a healthy nutrition!
Oct 28, 2016 Carolien Brink
Oct 28, 2016 Jill Tatter
Oct 27, 2016 Sarah Makins
Oct 27, 2016 Kristine Brovold
Oct 27, 2016 Ann Rasch
Oct 27, 2016 ina kornblum
Oct 27, 2016 Allison Everitt
Oct 27, 2016 Jessica Froneman
Oct 27, 2016 L Cam Taylor
Oct 27, 2016 Marcquita Brown
Oct 27, 2016 qumars shenasai
Oct 27, 2016 Margaret Madsen

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