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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 24, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Jul 24, 2014 dnell morey
Jul 24, 2014 Jessie Bowen
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 19, 2014 Joyce Hartpence
Jul 19, 2014 marla armstrong
Jul 19, 2014 Vince Hubble
Jul 19, 2014 michel Polo
Jul 18, 2014 Kyle Coughenour
Jul 18, 2014 ruby kuntz
Jul 18, 2014 Bernardette Enochian
Jul 18, 2014 maria delaro yes, why waste food
Jul 18, 2014 Neekoo Amani
Jul 16, 2014 James Cira
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 15, 2014 Dannette Phillips
Jul 11, 2014 gina curlings With all the starving people right here in America how could we NOT do whatever possible to make restuarants and grocery stores safely be able to give to those who have not....really.The schools give free lunches to children! We must help each other!
Jul 10, 2014 stephen kovacs
Jul 10, 2014 Petruta Mureseanu
Jul 9, 2014 Jane McInally
Jul 9, 2014 Pamela DeLitta
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 9, 2014 Amy Whitfield
Jul 9, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Ana Dias
Jul 8, 2014 Geraldo Majela Elias de Abreu Pereira
Jul 8, 2014 Anne-Marie Vogl
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez
Jul 8, 2014 Ceara Navarro
Jul 8, 2014 Cynthia Stewart
Jul 8, 2014 Gina Freitas
Jul 8, 2014 Nancy Sanderson
Jul 8, 2014 donna anderson
Jul 8, 2014 Judith Mayhew
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Denny Vanstone
Jul 8, 2014 Deanna Smith In 1996, President Clinton signed the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. www.foodnotbombs.net/good_samaritan.html
Jul 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 8, 2014 Russell Chiappa
Jul 7, 2014 Maddy O
Jul 7, 2014 Susan Summers
Jul 7, 2014 Daphne Joseph
Jul 7, 2014 Erin L
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Jane Kriebel Please help our fellow citizens in need.
Jul 7, 2014 caliniki calapothaki
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Brian Kerr
Jul 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2014 Joseph Olivier

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