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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 10,811
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

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
Nov 15, 2017 Dawn Bowers
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) I have a friend in NY. She works for SODEXO. She is trying to save over 25% of "Ugly" but Good Fruits & Veggies from being thrown out by Grocers to feed People in need of food. Please Help! Thank you, Sue
Nov 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 15, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Nov 15, 2017 Susan Foley
Nov 15, 2017 Allison Slyby
Nov 15, 2017 annette turello
Nov 15, 2017 frankie gay
Nov 15, 2017 Dawn Wheeler
Nov 15, 2017 Paula Morgan
Nov 15, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 15, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Nov 7, 2017 ARNOLD CABRAL CALL your Representative and your Senators passed a New Veteran Disabled Benefit Law who has PTSD never saw Combat have a meeting at all Veteran Medical Centers.
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 chris dickinson
Oct 29, 2017 Debbi Wood
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Jodi Ford
Oct 29, 2017 Laurene Kapinos
Oct 29, 2017 Michelle Funatsu
Oct 29, 2017 Dina Kovarik
Oct 29, 2017 Joni Mueller Step up! This is your chance to make a positive difference in our country!
Oct 29, 2017 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Oct 29, 2017 Barbara and Jim Dale "Food deserts" is a term that we need to eliminate from usage. Please do your part to make sure all have access to good nutrition.
Oct 29, 2017 Larry Branson
Oct 29, 2017 Ossie Sharon
Oct 29, 2017 Rhoda Slanger
Oct 29, 2017 KIM Reeder
Oct 29, 2017 cathy mitchamore
Oct 29, 2017 Patrick Libby

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