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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 6,739
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

Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 24, 2015 Jamie Lynn Guy-Ostrowski
Nov 24, 2015 gwen p
Nov 24, 2015 Rebecca Fost
Nov 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Nov 18, 2015 Valerie Avent Keep people healthy with nutritious food like vegetables. Make sure the food is not too expensive. Thank You.
Nov 16, 2015 Cathy Gould
Nov 15, 2015 AMY KUPER
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Ebony Hairston
Nov 15, 2015 Kerry Avenell
Nov 15, 2015 Patricia Loverink
Nov 15, 2015 jane copeland
Nov 15, 2015 Dottie Viar
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2015 Patrik Löfgren
Nov 15, 2015 Debi Hertel
Nov 15, 2015 Maryann Smale
Nov 15, 2015 Isabela Lund
Nov 15, 2015 Janice Sheehan
Nov 15, 2015 Antoinette Gonzales
Nov 15, 2015 Douglas Poore
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2015 Natalie Mietzner
Nov 15, 2015 Paula Lewis
Nov 15, 2015 Barbara Turcotte
Nov 15, 2015 Sandra Greene
Nov 15, 2015 Paula Eaton
Nov 15, 2015 janet poe
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2015 Juliana Salvetti
Nov 15, 2015 Janice Banks
Nov 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2015 Charles Pan
Nov 15, 2015 Judy Moran
Nov 9, 2015 Keish Hale
Nov 8, 2015 Judy McKinney
Nov 8, 2015 Kathleen Adams
Nov 8, 2015 Richard Bosboom
Nov 6, 2015 Betsy Gudz
Nov 5, 2015 Cathi gil
Nov 5, 2015 Hagit Sternfeld
Oct 29, 2015 Virginia Cassidy
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2015 Stephen Elliott
Oct 21, 2015 Keelin Pohl
Oct 21, 2015 Jade Hudon

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