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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 9,827
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

May 27, 2016 Carolyn Crawford
May 23, 2016 Debra Wilhoit
May 20, 2016 Megan McMillen
May 18, 2016 karen Hurst
May 18, 2016 Marsha McIntire
May 16, 2016 Dat Tran
May 15, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 10, 2016 Susan Hindman
May 6, 2016 Dolores Bonanno
May 2, 2016 Claire Bondhus
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please put healthier foods in the stores
May 1, 2016 Nicoletta Cabassi
Apr 29, 2016 Wendy Shuman
Apr 28, 2016 Nélia Camara
Apr 28, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 27, 2016 Nicola Thomasson
Apr 27, 2016 Barb Benedict
Apr 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 26, 2016 Emile Ouellette
Apr 25, 2016 Jovanka Ruiz
Apr 24, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2016 Michele Mercer
Apr 22, 2016 ernesto meloni
Apr 22, 2016 Beth Hall
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 Hope Gmyrek
Apr 21, 2016 Jennifer Bartlett
Apr 21, 2016 Suzanne Favalora
Apr 21, 2016 Deborah Hamilton
Apr 21, 2016 Carol Stout I am a plus sized woman who is currently trying to loose the extra weight which is hard to do when one is older. I have type 2 diabetes. We are 1 paycheck away from loosing everything. We need all the help we can get to shop cheaper and get good food.
Apr 21, 2016 Joan Borstell
Apr 21, 2016 Gayla Keesee
Apr 21, 2016 Laurie Stadther
Apr 21, 2016 lori steimel
Apr 21, 2016 Debra Popiel Healthy affordable food for ALL
Apr 21, 2016 Mary Vaughn Please help.
Apr 21, 2016 jeannine fancher
Apr 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2016 Janie Neal
Apr 21, 2016 Garry Lough
Apr 21, 2016 Peter Fors I´m a vegetarian so of course I support this.
Apr 20, 2016 Mary Jo Al-Tukhaim
Apr 20, 2016 Leslie Ann Rodarte
Apr 20, 2016 ernesto meloni
Apr 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2016 Barbara Abdelgadir
Apr 18, 2016 Jennifer Williams
Apr 17, 2016 Joanna Wyzykowska
Apr 16, 2016 Nola Chambers
Apr 15, 2016 Lynda Lowe

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