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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


Sep 30, 2014 bethany labb
Sep 30, 2014 Beate Schoen
Sep 30, 2014 Kimberly Bouchard-Shapiro
Sep 30, 2014 Lauren Van Gundy
Sep 29, 2014 Dale Hightower
Sep 29, 2014 Heather Magallanes
Sep 28, 2014 Donna Casas
Sep 27, 2014 Dawn Williams
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 27, 2014 Elsie Martinez
Sep 27, 2014 tiffany wodesky
Sep 26, 2014 Frieda Robinson
Sep 26, 2014 Susan Fisher
Sep 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2014 Tammy Boykin
Sep 25, 2014 Arkady Vyatchanin
Sep 25, 2014 Jürgen Breu
Sep 25, 2014 Susan Helton
Sep 25, 2014 Anna fall
Sep 25, 2014 davean figueroa
Sep 25, 2014 Judy Hayne
Sep 24, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 23, 2014 Coral Friesner
Sep 22, 2014 Katherine Linebaugh
Sep 22, 2014 Adrienne Bronnenberg Stop wasting food. So many people are hungry!
Sep 20, 2014 karen watton
Sep 19, 2014 Greatest Ever
Sep 19, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Sep 19, 2014 Gabby Estlund This shows how much we take advantage of the amount of food that we have. There are so many other places to give our undesired food.
Sep 18, 2014 Miriam Rubinoff
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Kathy Aprile
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Sverrir Gestsson
Sep 16, 2014 (Name not displayed) yes, let's feed the hungry with the good extra food that supermarkets throw away.
Sep 16, 2014 Barbra Clark
Sep 16, 2014 Karen Remnant I find it disgusting that 'incentives' are needed! Excess food should be donated as amatter of course!
Sep 14, 2014 G JACKSON
Sep 13, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 13, 2014 Maria Simao
Sep 12, 2014 Judith Pepper Some restaurants help, but many do not
Sep 12, 2014 Nicole Pans
Sep 11, 2014 yolanda harned
Sep 11, 2014 Samantha Kohn-Bardelman
Sep 11, 2014 kaitlin kennedy
Sep 9, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Julie Lumby
Sep 9, 2014 Allegra Ashley The amount of food waste is sickening and that food needs to go to the poorest people in our society who need it.
Sep 9, 2014 Stan Baker

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