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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


Feb 13, 2016 lauren patrick
Feb 12, 2016 Franz Owczarek
Feb 12, 2016 KIMBERLY STOKS
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 12, 2016 michael muller
Feb 11, 2016 Lorie Zaplotinsky
Feb 11, 2016 Dianna Wood
Feb 11, 2016 Marie St Martin
Feb 10, 2016 vero martinez
Feb 10, 2016 Taylor Meadows
Feb 9, 2016 Ekaterini Tina Caroussos
Feb 9, 2016 Jennifer Avery
Feb 8, 2016 HEBE MARTORELLA
Feb 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2016 Melanie Spenjari
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 P H
Feb 7, 2016 David Pawlowski
Feb 7, 2016 Susan Saikami
Feb 6, 2016 Cristina Alexandre
Feb 6, 2016 Mary Frederick
Feb 5, 2016 Michael Powis
Feb 5, 2016 violeta rochin
Feb 5, 2016 Celina Gentry
Feb 5, 2016 Rhonda Attig
Feb 5, 2016 Alejandro Prats
Feb 4, 2016 Olga Villegas
Feb 4, 2016 Paula p
Feb 4, 2016 patricia Dierickx
Feb 3, 2016 Rachel Carroll
Feb 3, 2016 NICOLAE-OVIDIU STROESCU
Feb 3, 2016 Judy Johnson
Feb 3, 2016 Amber Bonitatibus
Feb 3, 2016 Jessica Robinson
Feb 3, 2016 Virginia Ilardi
Feb 2, 2016 Chrissy Smutny
Feb 2, 2016 Kristen Corey
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 Lynda Mandarino
Feb 1, 2016 Emily Lauer
Feb 1, 2016 Paul-Denis Clermont
Feb 1, 2016 clliff gray
Feb 1, 2016 Ryan Villiers
Jan 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2016 elana miers
Jan 31, 2016 Marcos Oliveira
Jan 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 31, 2016 Tina da Cruz
Jan 30, 2016 Christina McKye

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