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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

Aug 21, 2014 Virginia Culbert
Aug 17, 2014 Daniel Blake
Aug 17, 2014 Elaine Barricklow
Aug 17, 2014 Pamela LeVan I
Aug 16, 2014 Mary Hite
Aug 14, 2014 natalie hughes
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 12, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Aug 11, 2014 Jennifer Ingwer
Aug 11, 2014 William Martel
Aug 10, 2014 Valerie Estrada
Aug 10, 2014 Tabitha Davenport
Aug 10, 2014 AD Fullwood
Aug 10, 2014 Michelle Elderkin We need more healthy choices in low income neighborhoods, we need to prevent the spread of this disease...
Aug 10, 2014 Brenda Oliver Please help do what it takes to get healthy Food to the poor, like me. The natural Grocers is so expensive. I appreciate any Help in that dept, that you can give.
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2014 India Flowers
Aug 9, 2014 Mary Rausch
Aug 9, 2014 Kate Bradly
Aug 8, 2014 Crystal McCracken
Aug 7, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Aug 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2014 Lison Bouchard
Aug 5, 2014 Susana Reid
Aug 5, 2014 Cathy Jacobson As a diabetic, and the wife of a diabetic, we earn $1700 a month, it's important to me to have money to buy those important fruits, vegetables for myself and my family, please consider learning more abut the National Healthy Food Financing Initiative.
Aug 5, 2014 Christine Sykora
Aug 4, 2014 Gayle Clark
Aug 3, 2014 Neil franklin
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Darlene Eaton
Aug 3, 2014 Martha Auerbach
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Isabela Todaro
Aug 3, 2014 Barbara Harpe
Aug 3, 2014 Carol Holland
Aug 3, 2014 Alan Haas
Aug 3, 2014 sandhya nandigum
Aug 3, 2014 Nicole Miller
Aug 3, 2014 Ginny Reichenbach
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please continue to use your influence to make a difference. Thank you.
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Joanne Birnberg
Aug 3, 2014 Sandra Bowerman
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Dorthea Thompson
Aug 3, 2014 Rachel Betzen
Aug 3, 2014 Carolyn Hill
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Olivia DeMoss You are in a position to make a difference, you just have to decide what difference you are willing to make.
Aug 3, 2014 Suzi Sauers My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at 16 yrs old. She is not eligible for medicaid/disability although she has this life altering disease( as well as having low income )!

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