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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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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


Feb 28, 2015 Frankie Velazquez
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 elizabeth cano
Feb 27, 2015 Jonathan Knowles
Feb 27, 2015 Rochelle Lytton
Feb 27, 2015 Joseph VanAndel
Feb 27, 2015 Joan Borstell
Feb 27, 2015 Lori Erlendsson Stop adding sweeteners, both "natural" and artificial, to so many food products! We don't need to be addicted to sweetness. Let's enjoy the myriad of flavors available!
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Carol Accettola
Feb 27, 2015 Melissa Simmons
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Denise Brewer
Feb 27, 2015 Emily Blinder I am a diabetic, and it's very important for the grocery stores to have sugar free products available for everyone. it's also very important for the large food conglomerates to stop adding additional sugar to their products.
Feb 27, 2015 David Cleary More and more of the people around me are getting diagnosed with diabetes. There needs to be more clearly marked, easy to find, sugar free alternatives in every grocery stores, and not just for the diabetics but also for people that wish to prevent it.
Feb 27, 2015 Gerald Carter
Feb 27, 2015 Sandra Joy
Feb 27, 2015 Colin Taylor
Feb 25, 2015 Ashley Mead
Feb 25, 2015 kathryn yarde
Feb 23, 2015 maria sousa
Feb 23, 2015 Jennifer Messick
Feb 23, 2015 clarissa Santos
Feb 23, 2015 Anika Robl
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 22, 2015 Renee Calpin
Feb 22, 2015 Sara Boissonnault
Feb 22, 2015 Amie Bingle
Feb 22, 2015 Ronda Mohr
Feb 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 Joanna Linden
Feb 21, 2015 Sara Hinchey
Feb 21, 2015 Debbie Buckowski
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 21, 2015 Kim Koleber Its time to be responsible & rid society of greed. If we don't take control of our source of food, it will destroy our country!
Feb 21, 2015 Michelle Hinkson
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please help.
Feb 21, 2015 Donna Amedeo
Feb 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2015 Aurora Margareta Barabancea
Feb 20, 2015 Matthew Coleman
Feb 20, 2015 Lydia Rodrigues
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 20, 2015 Jamie Thornsberry
Feb 20, 2015 Dita Škalič
Feb 20, 2015 Alex Stavis
Feb 20, 2015 Isabelle Arbogast
Feb 20, 2015 Audrey Arbogast
Feb 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)

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