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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

Apr 27, 2015 Marissa Nicholson They really should be giving food and not throwing food out!!
Apr 25, 2015 anna halkaidsi
Apr 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2015 James Brewer
Apr 24, 2015 Isabella Ondei
Apr 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 21, 2015 Sue Head
Apr 21, 2015 Ann Covey A restaurant owner i worked for said he would rather throw food away than give it to anyone including employees!
Apr 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Dominique De Clerck
Apr 20, 2015 Carolyn Gleghorn
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Donald Missel Please...
Apr 20, 2015 moly rice
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Catherine Crane
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed) With all the hungry people in this world it is a sin to waste this food. Feed the hungry!
Apr 20, 2015 Erin Taylor
Apr 20, 2015 Elissa Burris
Apr 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 20, 2015 Polly Cooper This shows the insanity of a consumer society. People before profits!
Apr 19, 2015 doni marz
Apr 19, 2015 Nana Siregar
Apr 19, 2015 Alvita Lyons Feed the hungry not the dumpsters.
Apr 19, 2015 Bonnie Cranmer
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 atena minda
Apr 19, 2015 C. Marshall
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 Ama Menec
Apr 19, 2015 Tanya Anderson
Apr 19, 2015 forrest wieding Its sad so much food gets wasted
Apr 19, 2015 Catherine Conway
Apr 19, 2015 mary chapa
Apr 19, 2015 Frances Harder In the Chairpersons role, you have an excellent opportunity to let the Food Association shine brilliantly by choosing better operating practices! You know better, now DO BETTER! thank you :) I know you can do this :)
Apr 19, 2015 suzy deyoung We at La Soupe Cincinnati spend a great deal of time "rescuing" produce from our local farms and grocers. We create healthy soupes and salads to sell retail, and match every quart sold to feed a hungry child in our community.
Apr 19, 2015 Linda Poole Stop the waste of food! Give it to the people who desperately need it.
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 19, 2015 Linda Teague
Apr 19, 2015 FRANKA GEPPERT Just please find a way of giving tis food to people who need it...:(
Apr 19, 2015 (Name not displayed) Compassion mot wastefulness
Apr 19, 2015 Angie Hart Give penalties for throwing in garbage and tax incentives to have corporations GIVE items to homeless, shelters, etc.!
Apr 19, 2015 Anastazy Aranel
Apr 19, 2015 Tanya Zuzarth
Apr 19, 2015 Kyla Mason Stop the waste of food! Give it to the people who desperately need it.
Apr 19, 2015 Raynadine Monson The food being thrown could help save lives. Be socially responsible. Put humanity first
Apr 19, 2015 connie sims Our Lord God made man equal....mans greed has caused such inequality...this is an international disgrace
Apr 19, 2015 Nikita Standerwick
Apr 19, 2015 Julie Shackson
Apr 19, 2015 Harry Yearnshire

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