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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

Oct 24, 2014 Andrea Fogt
Oct 23, 2014 Philippe Jungo
Oct 21, 2014 Sharon Rothe
Oct 21, 2014 Bob Brucker
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Sherryl Smith
Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 18, 2014 karen waldron pay it forward
Oct 17, 2014 Diane Matthew
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Say no to waste! Donate!
Oct 17, 2014 Mary Schumacher
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 Becky Trbuza
Oct 17, 2014 siobhan webb
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 donielle joslyn
Oct 16, 2014 Alexander Giannuzzi
Oct 16, 2014 Jonas Giannuzzi
Oct 16, 2014 Rameses Giannuzzi
Oct 16, 2014 Michael Giannuzzi
Oct 16, 2014 Dorinda Tyskewicz
Oct 16, 2014 Kelly Russo
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Molly Simkins Environmental disaster. Every pound of food that gets thrown out took energy and resources to make and package, and the organic material doesn't even go back into the soil to replenish it! This, while topsoil's eroding and water aquifers are strained!
Oct 16, 2014 MARIE PLAHN
Oct 16, 2014 pam gerleman
Oct 16, 2014 catherine martell
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Loretta Bennett The root of the problem would be to change the tax laws and not make grocers have to destroy items to be able to take it off as a deduction, I believe.
Oct 16, 2014 sam eisenbach
Oct 16, 2014 Horia Clejan
Oct 16, 2014 David Pittsley This would be a great way to help provide food to those who go hungry everyday or have limited access to food. I am currently involved in a fund raiser to feed neighboring communities where Ilive. I realize how important this is and what this would mean
Oct 16, 2014 Sharon Wadsworth
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Angia Macomber, Ph.D. 1 in 5 kids in the U.S. deals with hunger on a regular basis. Please help put a stop to this with goods that are, literally, going to waste!
Oct 16, 2014 ana fraga
Oct 16, 2014 Jen Childers
Oct 16, 2014 Emily Davis please give to those who are in need
Oct 16, 2014 kimberlee mills
Oct 16, 2014 Keri Lewis
Oct 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 14, 2014 Carmen Williams
Oct 13, 2014 Arlene Ma
Oct 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2014 Natalie Gagnon
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 Constance A. Stinson

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