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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

Jul 23, 2016 betty McMullen do whats right.feed people in need.
Jul 23, 2016 Lona Elbert
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed) Great idea and why not?
Jul 23, 2016 Cecelia Mizzoni Please, it's the right thing to do!!!
Jul 23, 2016 Mary Leigh All extra should be donated
Jul 23, 2016 Penelope Protheroe Please pass a law that stores csn give food to the homeless without the fear of being sued.
Jul 23, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 23, 2016 Rose Ann Rabiola Miele This is something that can be accomplished. Incentives must be created. It is a simple solution to a huge problem.
Jul 22, 2016 Kimberley Spraggins
Jul 21, 2016 Karen McMurray How can we continue to throw food in the dumpsters when so many children and families are starving.
Jul 20, 2016 Ashley Wang
Jul 19, 2016 Charles Bissontz III
Jul 19, 2016 Lori Patton
Jul 19, 2016 patricia cooper It is insane to think so much food goes to waste this must change it could save so many people from hunger
Jul 19, 2016 Rüdiger Heuer
Jul 18, 2016 Bob Fay
Jul 18, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Jul 17, 2016 Suzanne House
Jul 17, 2016 Kathy Argyris
Jul 17, 2016 Susan Nordquist
Jul 17, 2016 Maria Poiani
Jul 17, 2016 Yvette Dominguez
Jul 17, 2016 Kathleen Pelletier
Jul 17, 2016 Laetitia Giacomini
Jul 17, 2016 Marga Childs
Jul 17, 2016 Antonino Gentile
Jul 17, 2016 Melissa Buckholtz
Jul 17, 2016 Clara Zhang
Jul 16, 2016 Debra Wilhoit
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) The reason this is being done is our goverment allows you to take off full price of wasted things. Can't get enough of a tax deduction for charity.
Jul 15, 2016 Mary Smith
Jul 15, 2016 Juana Celia Djelal Consider the hunger of the poor.
Jul 15, 2016 Julia Saba It is obscene that one in eight children in America goes to bed hungry.
Jul 14, 2016 Francine Allen
Jul 13, 2016 Terri Neizmik
Jul 13, 2016 Susan Whitsell
Jul 13, 2016 Dana Neal
Jul 13, 2016 Patricia Rossing
Jul 13, 2016 aude duval
Jul 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jul 13, 2016 D J
Jul 13, 2016 Jenny Geyer
Jul 13, 2016 Carmen Storz
Jul 12, 2016 Alex Connett Food should not be wasted. There are too many people that are starving!
Jul 12, 2016 Donna J
Jul 12, 2016 Denise Franks
Jul 12, 2016 Monique Navarro
Jul 12, 2016 Kyung Choe

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