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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


Aug 4, 2015 Rebecca Olsen
Aug 4, 2015 Judith Emerson PLEASE HELP STOP OUR SCANDALOUS WASTE OF GOOD, NUTRITIOUS FOOD!!!!! Thank You! :)
Aug 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) This would help all of our hungry persons within the US. Send it to the charities that provide food for our hungry in our communities!
Aug 4, 2015 Erica Clark #donatenotdump
Aug 4, 2015 Michelle Tuckness
Aug 4, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 4, 2015 (Name not displayed) help everyone.
Aug 3, 2015 Carlos Polanco It makes me mad that sometimes I can't spare a dollar to these hungry folks but yet these restaurants and markets are throwing away food that can be used to feed those who are in need.
Aug 3, 2015 Dakota Beebe i work at a supermarket and the one thing i cant argue with is the milk cuz we only rotate it when its near its expiration date and around that time it usually is bad but no other produce should be thrown out like that, its ridiculous.
Aug 3, 2015 Rachel Swanson
Aug 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2015 Jill Creane
Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2015 Rebecca Carriere
Aug 2, 2015 Jesse Daye There is no need for hunger, there is too much being wasted are trashed every day. Lets top hunger NOW .
Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 2, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Aug 2, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Aug 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Britain needs to get this sorted.
Aug 2, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Aug 2, 2015 Joanna Ward
Aug 2, 2015 Victoria Meliodon
Aug 2, 2015 mary sullins
Aug 2, 2015 regina parton So many of our Brothers and Sisters world wide go hungry each day.. please do your part as a human being by giving whatever excess you may have to the needs of others by sharing the food that is thrown out and discarded nightly~ <3
Aug 2, 2015 Amanda Cushman
Aug 2, 2015 Valerie Stover
Aug 1, 2015 Sharon Walker they should at least be given a choice if they want to eat it or not
Aug 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) This should of been enforced years ago
Aug 1, 2015 Julie Greer Please, please, please give outdated, or damaged goods and food to those who need it. Dumpsters should not be grocery stores for the hungry. Put out of code food into the belly of the hungry. Thank you Julie Greer Arizona
Aug 1, 2015 Lynda Ashley Please do not let people go hungry, it is not humane.
Jul 31, 2015 Maryam Hakim
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) This needs to stop!!!!!!!! there are Hungry people who needs food everyday and this is terrible!!! this needs to get to the President to make some changes my husband use to work for a Major Food warehouse and that company would make the employees throw aw
Jul 31, 2015 Isobel Reeves It is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that good food is wasted when it could be used to help feed people who are hungry! Why!!! What happened to being decent human beings and helping each other.
Jul 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2015 Beth Polera
Jul 31, 2015 Madeleine Dubrovsky
Jul 31, 2015 Sue Howard Please consider these incentives for America's food service providers to donate their extra food to the 30 million Americans who go hungry every day.
Jul 31, 2015 Lilli Dean Donate. Don't Dump
Jul 31, 2015 Heddo Toft
Jul 30, 2015 Lorena Songcayawon
Jul 30, 2015 Sarah Schmidt
Jul 30, 2015 Erin Greene God blesses the work of those who care for the hungry. Please keep caring!
Jul 30, 2015 susan howard
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) i know this is just one way.....but it seems so obvious that this is a deep source. then we can add more sources...more money and more support.
Jul 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 Laura Casaus
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 catherine spyr it makes my heart ache that I personally can't feed the hungry in a safe way, but I want to help big programs too

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