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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 4, 2015 Edyth Hutton
Jul 3, 2015 Donna De Maria
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Mike Niemchsk
Jul 3, 2015 Darlene Furrow
Jul 3, 2015 Gabriella Riba
Jul 2, 2015 Wendy Wagner I think this is a great idea. People are starving let's help them.
Jul 1, 2015 Pamela Nielson
Jul 1, 2015 Alicia Ramos Álvarez
Jun 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Priyanka Adams
Jun 27, 2015 Marie Boyle
Jun 27, 2015 Anusha Jaguessur
Jun 27, 2015 Shona Geard
Jun 26, 2015 Leena Rauttamo
Jun 25, 2015 Kathleen Tashiro
Jun 25, 2015 Camille Dent
Jun 25, 2015 Anthony Maddaluno
Jun 25, 2015 Karen Kelly
Jun 25, 2015 Donna Davy This is a shocking waste, made even more so when there are thousands of people around the world going hungry.
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Tricia Brewer
Jun 24, 2015 Heather Brambilla We need to stop wasting precious resources in this country. Let's feed the folks who struggle to feed themselves and their families.
Jun 24, 2015 Rick Gehris
Jun 24, 2015 Cheryl Williams
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Amalia Rosa Sinopoli
Jun 24, 2015 Rachel Morris
Jun 24, 2015 Kathleen Siver
Jun 24, 2015 Blanca Araujo Many can use that food. Let's stop hunger around the world
Jun 24, 2015 Linda Thomas
Jun 24, 2015 linda rachel
Jun 24, 2015 Ann Latham
Jun 24, 2015 Sarah Mecholsky
Jun 24, 2015 Janelle Roberts
Jun 24, 2015 Courtney Hegert
Jun 24, 2015 Stormie Jay-Fox
Jun 24, 2015 Charmian Brian-O'Brien the mount of wasted food has been shocking me for years
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Carolyn Woodard
Jun 24, 2015 iliana rogers
Jun 24, 2015 kathleen shutsy Absolute craziness that we waste this much fresh food. Please let's feed the hungry with it!
Jun 24, 2015 Ute Mehlfeld
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 24, 2015 Elen Kentnor
Jun 24, 2015 Shannon Maver
Jun 24, 2015 Roberta Allen
Jun 24, 2015 Donna Sutton
Jun 24, 2015 Melanie Gabari
Jun 24, 2015 (Name not displayed) It's time!

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