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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


Jan 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 24, 2015 ankie brunschot
Jan 22, 2015 Daniel Sawinski No laws forcing this. The only allowable government involvement is to give a tax break to those who donate.
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 20, 2015 Juanita Leone
Jan 20, 2015 Patrick Lathrop
Jan 20, 2015 Jolie Kulsar
Jan 19, 2015 emilio leone
Jan 19, 2015 Angela Campbell
Jan 19, 2015 (Name not displayed) & Please make sure food isn't expired like 2-3 years past expiration date as well
Jan 19, 2015 debra clayton
Jan 19, 2015 Monique TONET
Jan 19, 2015 Kim Sellon
Jan 18, 2015 Kelly Bissell
Jan 18, 2015 (Name not displayed) Very concerned about the chronic problem with hunger and homelessness! Restaurants and all of corporate American need to make changes to more effectively feed and shelter our citizens.
Jan 18, 2015 Steven Kirschner There needs to be a law that requires restaurants and supermarkets to donate unused foods ot they should be forced to close down if they don't comply.
Jan 17, 2015 Shari Taylor
Jan 15, 2015 LINDA FANCHER
Jan 15, 2015 Joanne Wisden
Jan 15, 2015 Georgette Lebel
Jan 15, 2015 Susan Martin
Jan 14, 2015 JoJane Pitt
Jan 13, 2015 Neil O'Donnell
Jan 9, 2015 karen howard
Jan 8, 2015 Felicia Morgenstern
Jan 8, 2015 Jan Kochmeister
Jan 8, 2015 (Name not displayed) What a waste, all companies are about is money rather feeding people. Stores & restaurants should be required by law to donate unsold food to feed hunger
Jan 8, 2015 Julian Beckett
Jan 8, 2015 Carla Winger
Jan 8, 2015 Graziella Gualandi
Jan 8, 2015 Nicole Montgomery
Jan 8, 2015 Deborah Gallagher Anything I can do to help, at least in my city, I would be happy to! I live in Las Vegas, NV and have always wondered why we just throw, perfectly good food, away.
Jan 6, 2015 Monica Claro
Jan 5, 2015 Margaret Ann Meyer
Jan 5, 2015 Kelsey DiCarlo
Jan 3, 2015 Elizabeth Haemmel
Jan 3, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
Jan 3, 2015 jamie cotters
Jan 1, 2015 Elissa Mericle-Gray
Jan 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) Good Luck
Dec 29, 2014 Wayne Middleton
Dec 29, 2014 Cynthia Narkoff
Dec 28, 2014 Denise Allen
Dec 27, 2014 Gilay Oliveira Souza de Azevedo
Dec 27, 2014 Allison Richards
Dec 26, 2014 Dr. Ronald Rutzky
Dec 25, 2014 Joan Stanton
Dec 25, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 24, 2014 hannah cobbold

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