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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 5,569
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

Jul 31, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 30, 2014 Sandra Boylston
Jul 30, 2014 Atenéia Araújo
Jul 29, 2014 diana Catarroja
Jul 29, 2014 Kristen Minogue
Jul 29, 2014 John Chambers
Jul 29, 2014 Anthony Maddaluno
Jul 29, 2014 Marie Osmundsen
Jul 29, 2014 Michelle Peterson
Jul 29, 2014 Logan Rich
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Barbara Harvey
Jul 29, 2014 Lesa Kendrick
Jul 29, 2014 Norma Molina
Jul 29, 2014 Susan Ellis
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Rachel Hutchinson
Jul 29, 2014 Elizabeth Stroud
Jul 28, 2014 Carla Del Mar Lopez from. Toa. Alta Puerto Rico to the world
Jul 28, 2014 Jillana Laufer
Jul 27, 2014 Linda Messer
Jul 27, 2014 Donald Lukaszewicz
Jul 26, 2014 Cecile Gagnon
Jul 26, 2014 Annett Strahan Ask Grocer store Managers to put the fruit and verges in front of all stores more exposure/.. now please? Thank you Annett Strahan
Jul 25, 2014 Margaret Davies
Jul 24, 2014 Anita Jaimes Eating healthy is expensive. The average salad ingredients cost $10-15. Little Caeser's Pizza -$6. What's wrong with that picture?
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

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