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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

Oct 21, 2014 H Steinberg
Oct 21, 2014 mqrgaret frest
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help find a cure for this.
Oct 18, 2014 Jody Lewis-Zajac
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 angie miller
Oct 14, 2014 L X
Oct 13, 2014 mieke wilms
Oct 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 10, 2014 Laraine Barker Less sugar in our foods please, and NONE where there shouldn't be any. And stop using aspartame instead. It tastes revolting.
Oct 10, 2014 Josilene Queiroz do Nascimento Jôsi Nascimento
Oct 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2014 Patrice Kaufman
Oct 4, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Oct 4, 2014 donna casas
Oct 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2014 Karen Rodriguez I am one of these people who need better prices for the nutritional foods that I need everyday fory type 1 diabetes. With fpod prices soaring, it is impossible to eat good.
Oct 2, 2014 Debra Christopher
Oct 2, 2014 Oscar Landé
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 Kristine Greer I myself have diabetes & live in a poor community, it would help me manage my sugars & help others as well.
Oct 1, 2014 Cindi Trenary
Oct 1, 2014 Sonya Williams
Oct 1, 2014 Sandy Loiselle
Oct 1, 2014 Barbara Kelley Fresh fruits and veggies just don't go together on low income I'm diabetic and cannot find food at reasonable prices
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2014 billie combs I am diabetic and low income and struggle to get fresh veggies,it does cost a lot to get good veggies and fruits all month long
Oct 1, 2014 heather sartin
Oct 1, 2014 Heather Stephens
Oct 1, 2014 Trevor Watts Please make foods available to those whose very lives depend on it
Oct 1, 2014 Kellie St. James Everyone deserves access to healthy (and affordable) foods.
Oct 1, 2014 Patricia Newman Fast food and food in gas stations are to expensive for me , but as a diabetic on a very limited income. I have to eat what I can afford most the time I have to shop the dollar rack. At our supper markets try to feed a family of three off of 80 dollars
Oct 1, 2014 Debbie Green
Oct 1, 2014 janet wainman I wish there was some selution to what you can and cannot have its making my life difficult
Oct 1, 2014 Tami Noble My daughter is a t1 diabetic. She is thirteen years old and was do when she was 5 yrs old. It is impossible to provide healthy food on a low income. How are we to teach our children to eat healthy when we can't afford the food to show them!!
Oct 1, 2014 Wayne Jenkins I've been a type 1 diabetic since 1974. Though my disease wasn't from poor food choices or poor health education, my goal to deal with my blood sugars and maintaining a healthy lifestyle depends on what's available to me through my local grocers.
Oct 1, 2014 (Name not displayed) My wife is a T1 it is so expensive to cover her medical stuff let alone buy healthy food for a family of five. We need better cost effective options
Oct 1, 2014 Susanne McKee
Oct 1, 2014 Marquita Thompson
Oct 1, 2014 Alex Gonzalez
Oct 1, 2014 cathy crosby
Oct 1, 2014 Aleksandra Huey
Sep 30, 2014 Allen Dorney
Sep 30, 2014 Leslie Williams
Sep 29, 2014 Nicole Harris
Sep 29, 2014 MIRIAM ROE
Sep 25, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Sep 25, 2014 maureen oshea
Sep 23, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Sep 22, 2014 Barbara Gorski Thank you for taking the time to read this message and for choosing to make a difference in our communities!

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