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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

Oct 20, 2016 sarah woodford
Oct 20, 2016 Shirley Davies
Oct 19, 2016 Liz Chase Would you want to experience the pain of hunger? Please do something to Help stop the dumping of edible food, and save a life! Our planet can feed us all if we stop wasteful practices!
Oct 17, 2016 Russell Knock
Oct 16, 2016 Michael Jones I will try to explain it they are afraid that if someone gets sick they will sue. When I open my restaurant I will do what I can to help feed as many hungry people that I can.
Oct 16, 2016 Anthony Hostetter
Oct 15, 2016 Mary Bantz
Oct 14, 2016 Mary Kennett
Oct 13, 2016 Cindy austin
Oct 13, 2016 Kayla Hunt
Oct 12, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Oct 12, 2016 Jayne Riley Please help to feed the poor and hungry and stop wasting one the world's most valuable resources.
Oct 12, 2016 Alicia .L. Denofrio
Oct 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2016 Robbie Schlundt what a blessing you could be to many! It might be what they need to help get them out of their situation, giving them positive outlook, think how you would feel not eating for several days.
Oct 4, 2016 Danielle Kent
Oct 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2016 Stacy Hale
Oct 2, 2016 Elizabeth Browne
Oct 1, 2016 Wendy Rollins I am in this situation. Disabled draw a small check my daughter just graduated but has to take care of me and can't get no help from no one. Especially the government!!! Nothing turn down over and over so I will continue to starve to let my daughter have
Oct 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) Yes!! STOP WASTING perfectly good food that could feed so many!
Oct 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Oct 1, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 30, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 26, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 25, 2016 Lourdes Ross
Sep 25, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2016 Tinika Osborne
Sep 24, 2016 Mary Richardson
Sep 23, 2016 Martha Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 21, 2016 Tammy Elliott
Sep 21, 2016 Brenda Thomas It takes so little to give so much
Sep 21, 2016 Lorri Goldman
Sep 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) I can not comprehend why so much food in America is thrown away when there are,so many hungry children,please do something
Sep 17, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 17, 2016 nina jacob
Sep 17, 2016 Beatrice Harris It'll definitely solve the issue with hungry people!
Sep 16, 2016 Ken stein
Sep 16, 2016 Sara Garcia
Sep 16, 2016 Ashleigh Swope
Sep 15, 2016 Betty Elarms
Sep 15, 2016 Raphaël PONCE
Sep 15, 2016 Lola Janes
Sep 15, 2016 Ellen Lowe This is to be a "win" - "win" for both the food industry and the hungry!
Sep 15, 2016 Gloriana Roig
Sep 15, 2016 Susan Lindsey

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