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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

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
Aug 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) We all need fresh, healthy foods available to us at a reasonable price. I'm not considered poor but still seek reasonable priced foods & buying local doesn't offer that.
Aug 29, 2015 lorie liest
Aug 29, 2015 Kathryn Irby
Aug 29, 2015 Whitney Brown Please change, we all need it!
Aug 29, 2015 Phyllis Dupret healthy food is the way to eat buttttttttttttt there still needs to be junk food treats (in my considered opinion)
Aug 29, 2015 cristiano faggin
Aug 29, 2015 Andy Fischer
Aug 29, 2015 Ana Mendes
Aug 29, 2015 Dave Mattozzi
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Maren Heinig
Aug 26, 2015 Rebecca Davis Let's see not just Albertson's, Kroger & Safeway, but also WalMart on this bandwagon!
Aug 24, 2015 maria wahrendorf
Aug 24, 2015 Janna Johnson
Aug 24, 2015 Diane Caird
Aug 21, 2015 Harmen Eijzenga
Aug 20, 2015 Christine Tamaru
Aug 20, 2015 JOAN AUTRY People can't be healthy without the right food!
Aug 20, 2015 Angela Watson
Aug 20, 2015 Heather Logue
Aug 20, 2015 Jacinda Ruggles
Aug 20, 2015 stephanie perry
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 18, 2015 Mary Sullins
Aug 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2015 sara elkins
Aug 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 17, 2015 judy daniels
Aug 17, 2015 Stephanie Shangraw

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