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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


May 26, 2015 Sheryl Spencer Throwing food away needs to stop. It can feed the hungry, feed animals or be used for energy. This world needs to step up and stop wasting its resources. Please.
May 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 24, 2015 pamela rice i work in the food industry and it discusts me the amount of food thrown away
May 23, 2015 Tom Standish its now ladies n gents. elections 5 months away
May 23, 2015 Mary Kay Finholt
May 22, 2015 Jonathan Peebles
May 21, 2015 Kathryn Watt
May 21, 2015 Gen Agustsson If u don't sell, give it to the hunger for free
May 20, 2015 Shaylin Clark I used to worry about not having enough food.
May 20, 2015 Antoinette Bourque
May 20, 2015 Joanne Montgomery
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 19, 2015 Robert Dumicz For life
May 19, 2015 Plant Lover Wasting food is a sin against mankind & the innocent plants who suffered & died for NOTHING!
May 19, 2015 Christine Coons
May 18, 2015 Karli Stern
May 17, 2015 Aileen Pallares Please stop this wasting of food.
May 17, 2015 Tonya Green
May 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 17, 2015 Suzanna Verbaan
May 16, 2015 Eleane Maldonado
May 15, 2015 Niina Turunen
May 14, 2015 P Lee
May 14, 2015 Dianne Lockhart
May 14, 2015 Debra Zamudio
May 12, 2015 Russell Kintz
May 11, 2015 David Pashby
May 9, 2015 Mick Mars Wasting food is a sin against mankind & the innocent animals who suffered & died for NOTHING!
May 8, 2015 Asli Fledderjohn
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 6, 2015 RELYA DOWNING
May 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2015 Rhea Osland This great nation throws away too much good food. Give it those who really need.
May 5, 2015 Brenda Gubrynowicz
May 4, 2015 Erin proano
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Share the Love and Food (as opposed to 'sheer lunacy!' - tongue in cheek :)
May 2, 2015 Kathryn Segal
May 1, 2015 Elicea Webber is it me, or is It crazy that this logic escapes people? Basic logic. Common sense. Dumpsters aren't more deserving of leftover food than living, hungry people in need.
Apr 30, 2015 Sharon Novak
Apr 29, 2015 Maridell Price
Apr 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2015 Tamara Bonham As a child I wondered why leftover food wasn't going to those in need instead of into the garbage....... please stop the madness!
Apr 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2015 Sandra Jesionek Come on, use some common sense here!
Apr 29, 2015 maria luisa wells
Apr 29, 2015 Inga Karlsson
Apr 29, 2015 Leanee Pohl
Apr 28, 2015 barbara hohol
Apr 28, 2015 Brittany Paral

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