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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 6,681
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

Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 4, 2015 Anne Johnson
Sep 30, 2015 Veronica Cox
Sep 29, 2015 Diana Monks
Sep 29, 2015 Eileen Sands
Sep 28, 2015 Patricia Mullen
Sep 27, 2015 Vickie Herdman
Sep 27, 2015 Kristen Dall-Winther
Sep 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2015 Kathleen Pelletier
Sep 24, 2015 Thomas Avery
Sep 23, 2015 Sarah Dyson
Sep 22, 2015 Татьяна Королева
Sep 21, 2015 Lorelei Williams
Sep 20, 2015 Valerie Brown
Sep 20, 2015 Randall Bong
Sep 20, 2015 Susan Martin
Sep 17, 2015 jerri stoddard
Sep 17, 2015 Sheila Snow
Sep 15, 2015 billy smith
Sep 15, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Sep 14, 2015 Cheryl Fanson
Sep 4, 2015 Nick Stockbridge
Sep 3, 2015 Judy Lamon
Sep 3, 2015 Christy Smith
Sep 3, 2015 Bernice Wise
Sep 3, 2015 Ginette Marte
Sep 1, 2015 Jan Bueker Please do all you can to help those in need. Thanks!
Aug 30, 2015 Janice Matthews
Aug 29, 2015 Caroline Buboltz
Aug 29, 2015 K Lynne Gates This can easily be a win-win situation that I'm sure your marketing managers are well equipped to make happen.You can improve people's nutritional status and health as well as your bottom line. Please consider this initiative.
Aug 29, 2015 kim wilbur
Aug 29, 2015 Christopher Saraga I'm a PWD Type 2. It is of the utmost importance to have affordable and healthy food for everyone, especially those less fortunate, in order to stave off this epidemic. Thank you for your consideration.
Aug 29, 2015 Pamela Jameson
Aug 29, 2015 Carla Sifford
Aug 29, 2015 Shirley Bayless
Aug 29, 2015 Judy Maggi Please help those, who need really your help.
Aug 29, 2015 Maryalice Templeman
Aug 29, 2015 Gilma Sanchez
Aug 29, 2015 Denise Stewart
Aug 29, 2015 Ellen Segal
Aug 29, 2015 rebecca lemesnager Thank you for this opportunity
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2015 b & j metz
Aug 29, 2015 Thomas Glaser
Aug 29, 2015 Deborah Crawford-Poyner
Aug 29, 2015 Margaret Gipson
Aug 29, 2015 Brenda Webster

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