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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

Jun 24, 2016 Kassandra Curtis Stop throwing food away! Give it to people who need it!
Jun 21, 2016 Baylee Markwell
Jun 20, 2016 Yvonne Hughes It's a sad, sad day when so many people are starving and children are dying, and yet on the other side of the coin, so many people eat very well and waste so much. This food should be shared with the hungry NOT thrown away! Give your excess to the hungry!
Jun 20, 2016 Kathryn Rogers
Jun 19, 2016 Lisa Pineiro
Jun 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) Please send unused food to local food banks.
Jun 12, 2016 Michael Lisle
Jun 12, 2016 Flora Foster
Jun 10, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Jun 10, 2016 Josie Avalos
Jun 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 9, 2016 Dat Tran
Jun 9, 2016 Connie Ellefson
Jun 3, 2016 Karen Goddard
Jun 3, 2016 Erin Daniels
Jun 3, 2016 Sharon Kavanaugh These are human beings just like you and me. They have fallen on the hardest of times and need help. I was once homeless myself with no where to go and no food, starvation is something no one should have to endure. Luckily someone saved me and took me in.
Jun 3, 2016 AniMae Chi
Jun 1, 2016 sherry weaver There's a better way. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. These are human beings and they are starving while food is being is unthinkable!
Jun 1, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 1, 2016 Stephanie Vargo
Jun 1, 2016 Mary Reid We need to come up with new approaches to hunger!
May 31, 2016 Lynn Munson
May 31, 2016 Maureen Burke
May 31, 2016 Judy Graphia
May 31, 2016 G. Smith
May 31, 2016 June VanLandeghem
May 31, 2016 Rachel Speed
May 30, 2016 Maxine DeBellis
May 29, 2016 Maria Smith
May 29, 2016 Jessica bailey
May 29, 2016 Manuela Schneider
May 28, 2016 Carla Burke
May 28, 2016 Susan Rudinger
May 28, 2016 Patricia Nye
May 28, 2016 Julie Behmer
May 28, 2016 Vivien Wass
May 27, 2016 Samantha Honowitz
May 27, 2016 BETTY HARDIE It is absolutely absurd to waste these amounts of useable food supplies!! Please encourage stores and restaurants to donate the leftover food to programs to help feed the hungry!!!!!!!
May 27, 2016 karen wolf
May 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 25, 2016 Dawn Mck
May 25, 2016 Laurel Smyth Please don't add to the indignities suffered by the unwaged and disadvantaged by making them go dumpster diving for their food. Please donate what you cannot sell. Thanks and blessings on you for sharing.
May 25, 2016 Denise White
May 25, 2016 Maritza Montero
May 25, 2016 Ben Jackson
May 24, 2016 Richard Bosboom
May 24, 2016 Ronny De Coster
May 24, 2016 Colleen Bourgeois Help the hungry, don't waste food.

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