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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 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
Sep 9, 2014 carolina pellizzari isn't this a given ... throwing food away???? WHY???
Sep 9, 2014 Renata Allocco
Sep 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 9, 2014 Mariana Fuzaro
Sep 9, 2014 Michelle Steil We throw away tons of food daily in the USA...food from restaurants...food that could feed thousands of starving people. Find a way to get that food to the hungry. The restaurants should be legally required to get that excess food to the hungry.
Sep 7, 2014 sheila cook In Eugene, Oregon, restaurants and supermarkets donate their untouched food products to the local food bank which is then divided into usable portions to be given to the needy.
Sep 7, 2014 John Byland
Sep 7, 2014 michael raab
Sep 6, 2014 Renate Weinhappl
Sep 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 5, 2014 Kerry Avenell
Sep 4, 2014 Kimberly Myhre
Sep 4, 2014 Jennifer Wellington
Sep 4, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Sep 4, 2014 julie wylie there is enough food and clean water for everyone in this world stop spending money on wars and gas and other stuff start feeding people
Sep 4, 2014 Patricia Sullivan
Sep 4, 2014 Janet Zaccarelli
Sep 4, 2014 Meagan Frame
Sep 4, 2014 Sarah Carver
Sep 4, 2014 Helen Katz
Sep 4, 2014 maureen oshea
Sep 4, 2014 Angela Bonner
Sep 4, 2014 Bryna Schreier
Sep 2, 2014 Jessica Mulqueen
Sep 2, 2014 SHIRLEY JENKINS
Sep 2, 2014 cynthia sloan
Sep 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 31, 2014 Shannon Erickson
Aug 31, 2014 Larry Branson
Aug 30, 2014 Elicia Beckerman

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