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Goal: 40,000 Progress: 24,465
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


Dec 20, 2014 Donna Marcialis Thank you for your attention to this pressing need.
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Danielle Cohen
Dec 18, 2014 Joanna Foley
Dec 18, 2014 Stephanie Bailey
Dec 18, 2014 Gerda Bernardina Throwing away good food while there are so many hungry people is a disgrace!
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Jane A Lemison I volunteer for a Food Pantry in Idaho, and this food that is thrown out could help so many people in our community. Please consider the help it would be for those who are going hungry.
Dec 17, 2014 Lorenzo Escobar Giner
Dec 17, 2014 sarah Mummel
Dec 17, 2014 Kathleen Roberts
Dec 17, 2014 Viki Duncan
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Annie Linton
Dec 17, 2014 Yvette Dube'
Dec 17, 2014 Patty Piorkowski
Dec 17, 2014 emily funke PLEASE ALLOW SUPERMARKETS, FOOD CHAINS AND RESTAURANTS WITH EXCESS UNUSED FOODS OF ALL KINDS TO BE ALLOWED TO DONATE THEIR LEFT OVER FOOD FOR TO HELP FEED THE HOMELESS AND THE HUNGRY,
Dec 17, 2014 Lucy Bocian
Dec 17, 2014 Kay Bethea
Dec 17, 2014 Louise Zimmer
Dec 17, 2014 Rachel Kapelle The Red Cross food pantry at which I used to volunteer regularly received donations from a nearby Trader Joe's. These donations were immensely useful to us.
Dec 17, 2014 Lucinda Greene
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help make donations of more wasted food possible.
Dec 17, 2014 Susan Adee
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please make it mandatory for all food waste to be either reused OR composted. This will save money, health and the planet. Thank you
Dec 17, 2014 Steve Mac
Dec 17, 2014 Brenda Jackson Please reduce both waste and hunger.
Dec 17, 2014 William Tubilleja
Dec 17, 2014 Linda Bruce
Dec 17, 2014 Robin Guy
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please use your influence to make the best use of excess food; there are so many in need, and this is a win-win situation for all. Thank you!
Dec 17, 2014 Heather Corbett
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed) So many children and adults do not have enough food to eat. There must be a plan of action that can mobilize to stop the wasting of nutritious food. Together we CAN do better, we CAN help feed those who need it. Please make this a Nation wide effort !!!
Dec 17, 2014 YUKI TAKAHASHI
Dec 17, 2014 Jeanne Govoni
Dec 17, 2014 Mark Parsley Why NOT!!!!
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 17, 2014 Janet Bunje
Dec 17, 2014 Sondra Romey
Dec 17, 2014 Dawn Creighton
Dec 17, 2014 B.A. Grodhaus It is appalling in our litigous society that people are afraid to donate because of lawsuits. The food industry should sign a statement that they will not KNOWINGLY provide unfit food.
Dec 17, 2014 joyce carter
Dec 17, 2014 Haydee Felsovanyi
Dec 17, 2014 Lynne Powell
Dec 17, 2014 GINGER BOEHNE
Dec 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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