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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


May 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 nicole manhardt
May 21, 2015 Linda Hayward
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 21, 2015 Christine Seward
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) I only have $40 a week for everything, not just groceries!
May 20, 2015 Linda Stakelin Stop diabetes now
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Candy Austin
May 20, 2015 Cynthia Keller I am a t1 diabetic since 1970. It is very hard to afford the kinds of foods you need to eat to stick to a well balanced and nutritious diet. The costs are horrific and my income is low due to being disabled. We really need help. Thank you
May 20, 2015 teresa teague yes help more
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 patricia Wigstrom
May 20, 2015 Michelle Lopez
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed) We all need to focus on more affordable, healthier food.
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed) I would buy if it wasn't so expensive. Ilove fresh fruit and veggies. So many healthy meals can be made with so many varieties.
May 20, 2015 Karmen Leach Not only for type 2 BUT for type 1 too!
May 19, 2015 Kellie Mattingly
May 19, 2015 Colleen Humphries
May 18, 2015 Rob Dexter
May 18, 2015 Minerva Mollica
May 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2015 Ruth Dyke Children are our future. Healthy children will become healthy, productive adults. Healthy, productive children & healthy, productive adults are good for America. Help the US be all we can be.
May 16, 2015 Maria Simao
May 16, 2015 Caroline de Ville de Goyet
May 16, 2015 Toni Soderholm
May 15, 2015 Klaudia Nowak
May 13, 2015 Janice Sprow
May 12, 2015 Monica Jumper
May 11, 2015 Lani Porter
May 11, 2015 Mary Wheeler
May 11, 2015 Miriam Rehbein
May 10, 2015 Donita Lowrey
May 8, 2015 Melissa Vest I'm diabetic and disabled. It's a shame I have to eat the worst kinds of food for me just to be able to eat because healthier foods are much too expensive for me.
May 8, 2015 JoAnn Rhue All people should have access to healthy foods.
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 7, 2015 Allan Kaopua
May 6, 2015 Dane Gustafson
May 6, 2015 Laura Williams
May 6, 2015 Nancy Hoffman
May 5, 2015 Lisa Fox
May 4, 2015 C. Pietryka Love coming to your store. Please help do more to stop these families from the curse of diabetes. If it were your family, you'd want me to say the same thing, right?
Apr 30, 2015 Brenda Szymanski
Apr 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 30, 2015 Sara Mullinix
Apr 30, 2015 Becky Warren I can personally relate to this. With recently being diagnosed with T2D. And being on fixed income.
Apr 30, 2015 John Hadley
Apr 29, 2015 Simone Semmens
Apr 29, 2015 patricia bolster do ur share
Apr 29, 2015 Audrey Smith

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