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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


Jul 22, 2015 DOUG SNYDER
Jul 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 20, 2015 Nicholin Wagner Quackenbush
Jul 17, 2015 Christina Michael
Jul 16, 2015 Lea Faulks
Jul 16, 2015 Valeria Rossi
Jul 15, 2015 Susan Allen
Jul 15, 2015 Barbara Tomlinson
Jul 15, 2015 Joyce Lewis
Jul 15, 2015 Virginia Boehne
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2015 Nicole Swasey I have diabetes, I am reasonably well off, and even so sometimes I don't have money for healthy food. If I can't make it work, there is no way someone in a lower economic position than I can make it. That needs to change.
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed) Eating a plant based diet, and getting protein from plant based foods, will reduce and/or eliminate such medical issues as diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure. This will, by default, significantly reduce health care costs.
Jul 15, 2015 KarenAnn Denson
Jul 15, 2015 (Name not displayed) Enable all of us to be able to eat healthy.
Jul 15, 2015 yvonne hagelstein
Jul 10, 2015 lisa reel
Jul 9, 2015 Karen Burke
Jul 9, 2015 Tim Pratt
Jul 9, 2015 Robin Dosanjh
Jul 8, 2015 DEBRA RAINEY
Jul 8, 2015 Joseph Taylor
Jul 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 5, 2015 Machelle Thomas
Jul 4, 2015 sherri materi
Jul 4, 2015 helen daniels
Jul 4, 2015 Mona Huff In other industrialized countries healthier foods are cheaper and junk foods are more expensive. Please offer coupons and discounts for healthier food options! Help us fight the food industry on honesty in labeling.
Jul 4, 2015 Sandra Loud
Jun 30, 2015 sandra sullivan We need affordable food ( healthy food). I feel that the food that is healthiest should be lower cost and the food that is unhealthy should be higher. So we can eat healthy and not spend an arm and a leg for the healthy food.
Jun 27, 2015 n. gottlieb
Jun 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2015 Maureen North
Jun 23, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 23, 2015 Kaitlin Kennedy
Jun 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop pricing healthy foods higher than the unhealthy foods. We need to be able to afford healthy foods regardless of our income bracket.
Jun 18, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 17, 2015 Claudia Todd
Jun 17, 2015 Annie Smit
Jun 16, 2015 Tania Pogiatzoglou
Jun 14, 2015 (Name not displayed) We need to be able to afford healthy food especially diabetics and seniors
Jun 14, 2015 Gordana Barisic
Jun 13, 2015 Trina Harding
Jun 13, 2015 Stephanie Vorse
Jun 13, 2015 Richard Neal
Jun 12, 2015 S. Marsh
Jun 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2015 Victoria Peyser
Jun 11, 2015 C. Marshall
Jun 11, 2015 Carrie Harrison
Jun 11, 2015 Terri Fleming

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