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Goal: 10,000 Progress: 10,125
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 19, 2017 Geeta Chankasingh
Feb 17, 2017 Miska Knezevic
Feb 13, 2017 Marla de Vries
Feb 11, 2017 RENATA FLIS
Feb 7, 2017 Beverly Folkes
Feb 4, 2017 Žiga Škalič
Feb 1, 2017 cheryl hammill
Jan 22, 2017 Patricia Nenadich
Jan 21, 2017 Jacqueline Mosley
Jan 21, 2017 Shirley Eichelberger
Jan 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jan 18, 2017 Nina Domergue
Jan 17, 2017 Malchiel Schindler
Jan 15, 2017 Celeste Lavacot
Jan 14, 2017 Cathy Doorten
Jan 4, 2017 E C
Jan 1, 2017 Vikram Seetharaman
Jan 1, 2017 Lisa Frye
Dec 31, 2016 Joyce Haskins
Dec 31, 2016 Donna Sawyer
Dec 31, 2016 Susan Pitman
Dec 31, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 31, 2016 Selena Millman
Dec 31, 2016 Gordon Rands
Dec 31, 2016 Linda Crawford
Dec 31, 2016 Robin Budry
Dec 31, 2016 Dolores Celentano
Dec 31, 2016 Suella Postles
Dec 31, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Dec 31, 2016 mike keefe
Dec 29, 2016 Liel Thistle
Dec 29, 2016 Sarah Stevens
Dec 28, 2016 Robert Jones
Dec 27, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 26, 2016 debra bolliger
Dec 26, 2016 Jeannie Hall
Dec 24, 2016 Judith Swain
Dec 24, 2016 HOWARD BLOCK
Dec 23, 2016 Judy Murphy
Dec 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2016 Darmesh Selvakumar
Dec 23, 2016 Kat duPasht
Dec 22, 2016 Carol Montague
Dec 22, 2016 Tim Sunlake
Dec 22, 2016 Sudesh Prasad
Dec 22, 2016 Tom Sunlake
Dec 22, 2016 Carol Gray
Dec 22, 2016 Fuji Takashi
Dec 22, 2016 Rafael Sacho
Dec 22, 2016 Dr. Connell Walker So important!

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