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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 29, 2014 Susan Hardison Thank you!
Aug 29, 2014 Karen Holli
Aug 29, 2014 Lori Mccracken
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 Carol Stevens
Aug 28, 2014 Gail T
Aug 28, 2014 Sharon Sutton
Aug 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 28, 2014 Debbie Wickson
Aug 28, 2014 Rosalinda Rayne
Aug 28, 2014 Karen Scrivner
Aug 28, 2014 Pamela Lyons
Aug 27, 2014 Vikki Hallen
Aug 26, 2014 Melissa Johnson
Aug 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Your actions impact the lives of so many hungry people.
Aug 23, 2014 Monique Lowther
Aug 22, 2014 linda tracton
Aug 21, 2014 michelle smith
Aug 21, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 16, 2014 Sandra Tjessem
Aug 16, 2014 Char Cook
Aug 16, 2014 Clara Madrigal-Bermudez
Aug 15, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Aug 15, 2014 Dana Cooper
Aug 14, 2014 Diane Gravette
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 14, 2014 samantha cooch
Aug 13, 2014 Talia Altun
Aug 13, 2014 Fr Michael Puljic
Aug 12, 2014 Donald Davis
Aug 12, 2014 Sasha Martinez
Aug 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2014 Megan Riehl
Aug 11, 2014 Jenai Frederick Use this perfectly good food to feed anyone who has none. THINK PEOPLE
Aug 11, 2014 Ruth D'Angelo
Aug 11, 2014 Jane White
Aug 11, 2014 Sandra Powers
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 9, 2014 Gavin Lee
Aug 9, 2014 Axa Tolonen
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 8, 2014 Ame' Mccormick
Aug 8, 2014 Angela Parker
Aug 7, 2014 Jodie Lyons
Aug 7, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Aug 7, 2014 Melissa Yang
Aug 7, 2014 Shannon Sicocan

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