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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


Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Mathias Hartinger
Sep 12, 2014 joseph jr
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 11, 2014 chris aerts Please help all people receive healthy food.
Sep 10, 2014 Eileen Goan I wish I had these stores in my area (southeast Alabama).
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Laura Getty
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 8, 2014 Lynn Juozilaitis
Sep 8, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 8, 2014 Cindy Barker
Sep 8, 2014 Alex Whiteman Of course!...
Sep 8, 2014 Marci Stanley
Sep 7, 2014 m cortes
Sep 7, 2014 renee miglionico
Sep 7, 2014 Jeanne Klingler
Sep 7, 2014 Kevin Bell support this 100%
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Sep 4, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Sep 4, 2014 Patricia Sullivan
Sep 4, 2014 Donna Matthews
Sep 2, 2014 jennifer mesheh
Sep 2, 2014 Jacob Yoss
Sep 1, 2014 Chelsea Rivera
Sep 1, 2014 Sharon Stewart
Sep 1, 2014 Tiffany Brown
Aug 31, 2014 Alicia Quintero
Aug 31, 2014 Haydee Oquendo
Aug 31, 2014 Heinz Gosteli-Gyger
Aug 31, 2014 Seraina Gosteli
Aug 31, 2014 Silvana Gosteli
Aug 31, 2014 Sabrina Gosteli
Aug 31, 2014 Monika Gosteli-Gyger
Aug 31, 2014 Tracy Ipsen T there are many of us low income people in Bridger Valley Wy that are diabetic and could use this help. Our store (Benedict's) is very high priced because they are the only store in at least 40 miles
Aug 31, 2014 erin sater This is a great thing
Aug 29, 2014 Pamela Goodchild
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 sharon saunders
Aug 28, 2014 Carla Winger I would love to be able to eat better, more veggies and fruits but do to work injury and no income I have to buy cheap foods which are NOT good for me or my body shape,
Aug 28, 2014 Callista Yates
Aug 27, 2014 pauline c robles Iam on a fixed income and i don't understand why food is so high in the grocery stores. I have diabetes and can't afford the food we have to eat. Something needs to be done,
Aug 26, 2014 julie brownless
Aug 26, 2014 Ronny De Coster

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