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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 9,938
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 23, 2016 Debbie Morgan
Oct 22, 2016 Paula Eppler
Oct 16, 2016 Lani Reinhart Please consider adding some out-reach in terms of customer education as to the foods that could help them prevent diabetes. It would make a great commercial, too!
Oct 16, 2016 B Mastoras
Oct 16, 2016 Cheri Alexander
Oct 16, 2016 Cheri Van Wyk
Oct 16, 2016 Dorothy Kroger
Oct 16, 2016 Lydia Lafferty
Oct 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2016 Gertrude Dunham
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Oct 13, 2016 Susan Cain
Oct 3, 2016 Loli Díaz
Sep 30, 2016 Jamie Atari
Sep 29, 2016 Rebecca Holzer
Sep 27, 2016 Deborah Brown
Sep 27, 2016 Christie Rawls
Sep 27, 2016 Ann Shanklin
Sep 27, 2016 Mary Dress
Sep 27, 2016 Vii Wee Do what is RIGHT 4 the sake of ALL!
Sep 27, 2016 Kenneth Liesche You may or may not be part of the problem, but you can be a big help in solving the diabetic solution.
Sep 27, 2016 Daniele Walker
Sep 27, 2016 Mary Ellen Clasgens
Sep 27, 2016 sandy burwell
Sep 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2016 Jessica Burke
Sep 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Katie Stansell
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 9, 2016 Kathy Richards
Sep 8, 2016 Cecile Lemoine
Sep 8, 2016 Carole DeWald
Sep 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2016 Michelle P. Dumar
Sep 4, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Sep 4, 2016 Anna Bratchkova
Aug 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2016 Kathleen Buda-Gozy
Aug 23, 2016 Teena Murdoch
Aug 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2016 S Strand
Aug 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2016 Jo Anne Godwin Please utilize this initiative and provide healthy food for low income communities. Thanks.
Aug 3, 2016 Joan Cuplin Please Help these kids!!!!!!!!
Aug 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2016 Katherine P

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