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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 10,842
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


May 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2018 Edgar Locklear
Apr 23, 2018 Luis Barreda I have been recently diagnosed of diabetes and I am lookng for a proper diet program Thanks & regards Luis
Apr 21, 2018 Francesca Colombo
Apr 20, 2018 robert dowling
Apr 20, 2018 sam retenski
Apr 10, 2018 Sandra K Roeder I am so proud that our HyVee does every thing to promote Healthy eating.
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
Mar 24, 2018 Chris Hydro
Mar 21, 2018 Teresa Cruz-Wortman
Mar 17, 2018 Heidi Buckles
Mar 3, 2018 DIANE FLETCHER
Feb 12, 2018 Erik Bjarnar
Feb 10, 2018 Lynne Wolf
Feb 9, 2018 Teresa Foster
Feb 5, 2018 Jeanne Sheffer
Feb 5, 2018 Sara Vinas
Feb 5, 2018 Joan Hoefer
Feb 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Feb 5, 2018 Nicole Mason
Feb 5, 2018 Lisa Miller
Feb 5, 2018 Mikail Barron
Feb 5, 2018 tony pallini
Feb 5, 2018 Janice Thompson Added sugar may make the medicine go down but it ruins other parts. GMO's and pesticides don't help either.
Feb 5, 2018 Sherrie Collins
Feb 4, 2018 Sandra Richards
Feb 1, 2018 Jo Pagnac
Jan 30, 2018 Barbara Leary
Jan 26, 2018 PYRIEL PESIC
Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 5, 2018 T.J. Pitts
Jan 5, 2018 Robin Bressler
Jan 3, 2018 Ellie Moyer
Dec 26, 2017 Laurie Aman
Dec 26, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2017 Hilary Silver Please offer more food choices and keep one check out line junk-food-free.
Dec 26, 2017 Paige Garberding
Dec 26, 2017 David Buckner
Dec 26, 2017 elizabeth melton
Dec 21, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Dec 3, 2017 Amber Lopez
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Nov 15, 2017 Jennifer Burns There are areas in my community without grocery stores. We have limited transit, so location is important. I have taught in these areas, and many of the kids had little to no access to fresh produce.
Nov 15, 2017 Janet White
Nov 15, 2017 Audrey Martin
Nov 15, 2017 John Confar
Nov 15, 2017 Kay Lee

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