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Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

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


Apr 18, 2014 JULIANNA BENEFIELD
Apr 18, 2014 Martha Tack
Apr 18, 2014 Charisse Wise
Apr 18, 2014 leidy hidalgo
Apr 18, 2014 Pamela Harper
Apr 17, 2014 Angela Nordman
Apr 17, 2014 Lori Lewis
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 17, 2014 Lea Boekholt
Apr 16, 2014 Ruth McNaughton
Apr 16, 2014 Shameira Johnson
Apr 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 13, 2014 Olivia Hopkins
Apr 13, 2014 Christopher Lake
Apr 12, 2014 Theresa Cornwell
Apr 12, 2014 Christina Lay
Apr 12, 2014 gerard FABIANO 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
Apr 12, 2014 Billie Wills
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Lynne Lewis
Apr 11, 2014 Margaret Conti
Apr 11, 2014 Ana Nastran
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Petersen
Apr 10, 2014 Heather Marshall
Apr 8, 2014 Connie Dotson
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut
Apr 8, 2014 Stacey Richardson
Apr 7, 2014 Therese Bui
Apr 7, 2014 kay tunney
Apr 7, 2014 Monique Parisius
Apr 6, 2014 Carly Caldwell
Apr 6, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 4, 2014 elizabeth sonier
Apr 4, 2014 Graeme Collie
Apr 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2014 Gail Cartwright
Apr 3, 2014 Charlene Henley
Apr 3, 2014 Michelle Hand
Apr 3, 2014 Jordi Estruells Chirivella
Apr 2, 2014 Ruth Windisch
Apr 2, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2014 Mihaela Stan
Apr 2, 2014 Linda Ridden
Apr 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 1, 2014 giselle cordo
Apr 1, 2014 Judi Middleton
Apr 1, 2014 Cindy Howard
Apr 1, 2014 Lynn Edgar

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