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When supermarkets and eateries find themselves with extra food that can't be sold, they usually just toss it into the dumpster out back. With world hunger at an all-time high, the food industry should be more mindful of their waste and donate their usable food to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other non-profits that help feed the hungry.

Every year, up to 15 billion pounds of food go to waste. But this exorbitant amount of leftover food could mean many less hungry days for hundreds of thousands of people.

Sign the petition asking the Chairman of the Food Industry Association, to create incentives for America's food service providers to donate their extra food to the 30 million Americans who go hungry every day.

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Dear Chairman,

With hunger in the world today at an all-time high, I find it appalling that restaurants and supermarkets are responsible for up to 15 billion pounds of untouched food products per year. A significant portion of this food is still usable and fit to be consumed, yet it finds its way into dumpsters instead of hungry mouths.

The excess that the food industry wastes every year could very well be put toward feeding those in need. I am saddened to hear that perfectly nutritious food is simply dumped into garbage cans when it could be used to feed people who have to constantly worry about where their next meal will come from. This is especially disheartening when you consider all of the children who are suffering from hunger.

I am writing to ask that, as Chairman of the Food Industry Association, you create incentives for these food service providers to donate their excess food to homeless shelters and soup kitchens. These organizations always welcome donations, and could stand to benefit greatly if restaurants and markets gave even just a small amount of their leftover food.

Please use your influence to help eliminate America's hunger problem. Small steps can mean huge accomplishments.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Nov 26, 2014 judith knouff
Nov 24, 2014 Jesse Hernandez
Nov 21, 2014 Nanlouise Wolfe
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 20, 2014 Sonya Combs
Nov 19, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Nov 19, 2014 Cherie Rogers
Nov 19, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 19, 2014 debbie mason
Nov 18, 2014 Kimberly Mclaughlin
Nov 18, 2014 Jamie Spritzer
Nov 17, 2014 Lauri Rogers
Nov 16, 2014 H Steinberg
Nov 15, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams
Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2014 Melissa Wood
Nov 14, 2014 Kim Taylor
Nov 14, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Nov 14, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 14, 2014 Ilean Rive
Nov 13, 2014 Tracy Sherrer
Nov 13, 2014 Donna Boykin
Nov 13, 2014 Karen D Felts
Nov 13, 2014 Ronna Russell
Nov 13, 2014 Bożena s
Nov 13, 2014 cathi basler
Nov 13, 2014 Diana Sage
Nov 13, 2014 Santos Betty
Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 13, 2014 Suzanne Haux
Nov 12, 2014 Deborah Hedstrom
Nov 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) Seems like such a reasonable, smart, easy, compassionate thing to do. Why couldn't it be done?!?
Nov 12, 2014 (Name not displayed) It's a shame we have to tell you to feed people in the United States of America with food you throw away. Where is your humanity and empathy!!!
Nov 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2014 Amanda Legras Why waste our resources when they're already so llimited. Pack them up and send them where they can be useful.
Nov 11, 2014 Tamara Chilelli Please stop wasting food!
Nov 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 11, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 10, 2014 Heather magor
Nov 10, 2014 Edwin Ambrose
Nov 10, 2014 Teresa Matlock
Nov 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2014 Joni Bardin I agree that we should feed our hungry with this food. It is a great sin the way we waste food in this Country. Please consider this. Thank you.
Nov 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 10, 2014 Debbie Burack
Nov 10, 2014 Pamela cooper
Nov 10, 2014 nancy katt
Nov 10, 2014 C Stevens
Nov 10, 2014 Laura Tracey
Nov 10, 2014 Sally Terranova

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