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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 5,899
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

Dec 18, 2014 Joanna Foley
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 16, 2014 Jonathan Peebles
Dec 16, 2014 kimberly mashburn
Dec 16, 2014 James Coonrod Please...Thank you
Dec 16, 2014 Lori O'Dell
Dec 13, 2014 karri hughen
Dec 13, 2014 Jill Carroll Please make the price of fruit more achievable for all!!
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 13, 2014 darcy leonard I would love to have more real food available to me to keep my sugars under control and be a round for my granddaughter more
Dec 13, 2014 Rich Dunn
Dec 13, 2014 (Name not displayed) Grocery stores must be made aware of this. Especially with diabetes being so common.
Dec 13, 2014 Lea Burr Recentley diagnosed with T2 , it is too expensive to buy the **Healty** foods :(
Dec 13, 2014 Sharon Harris I am a diabetic and the healthy food I need and should eat is very expensive. It is extremely important that we have your help to ensure that all can eat healthy food.
Dec 13, 2014 Bea Sandoval We truly need this in the south of Texas, Brownsville RGV, THIS TRULY IS INE OF THE POOREST IN EVERYTHING,Good thing I have my family who make me feel rich not just helping wise but with their greatest support and LOVE :-)
Dec 13, 2014 Erica Ramirez
Dec 13, 2014 Francine Dessoy
Dec 12, 2014 John Taylor Jr
Dec 11, 2014 annette florence
Dec 10, 2014 catherine mirabella
Dec 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 6, 2014 Jordan Hallbauer
Dec 4, 2014 Linda Chance
Dec 3, 2014 cynthia sloan
Dec 2, 2014 Thomas Gale
Dec 2, 2014 Shawnea Malin
Dec 1, 2014 Judy Westendorf
Dec 1, 2014 Martha Jones Really sucks when the right things are so much more expensive. Diabetes need a break.
Dec 1, 2014 Antoinette Soderholm
Nov 30, 2014 Melissa Barnard
Nov 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2014 Rosemary Shuflat
Nov 28, 2014 Robert & Eliza Duncan
Nov 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) I'm type 1 diabetic... I have that exact problem.
Nov 27, 2014 Dina Mattas
Nov 27, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 27, 2014 Marilyn Mayer
Nov 27, 2014 Barb King
Nov 27, 2014 William Murtha
Nov 27, 2014 diane brew
Nov 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Sherri Hurley
Nov 26, 2014 jessica longa

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