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Goal: 40,000 Progress: 35,880
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

Feb 12, 2016 Joe Helfer
Feb 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 12, 2016 Brandon Danaher
Feb 11, 2016 Cheryl Goodson
Feb 10, 2016 Tracey Drew
Feb 10, 2016 Christine Iadeluca
Feb 7, 2016 Holly Upton
Feb 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2016 Colleen Fletcher
Feb 7, 2016 Leonard Niblock This is a self explanatory petition. We should not even need it.
Feb 6, 2016 Maryann Almeida
Feb 5, 2016 Carla Crespo
Feb 4, 2016 Christine Jacobs
Feb 3, 2016 Gregg Flanegan
Feb 2, 2016 Taylor Hicks
Feb 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 2, 2016 kirst willis
Jan 31, 2016 Jess B
Jan 31, 2016 Linda Honadel
Jan 30, 2016 Laura Miller
Jan 30, 2016 Gabrielle Kyry
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 Denis Hillman
Jan 29, 2016 Jennifer Anne Nolan
Jan 29, 2016 Andrea Muir It is such a waste.
Jan 29, 2016 Elaine Bass It's criminal to waste food that could be feeding those who can't afford enough to eat, and are starving and malnourished because of it! Please provide incentives for food service providers to donate their extra food to those in need!
Jan 28, 2016 Jaremy Lynch
Jan 28, 2016 Mahesha De Silva
Jan 28, 2016 Donna Bradley
Jan 28, 2016 Esther Punselie
Jan 27, 2016 Cynthia Grossman
Jan 27, 2016 Linda L.-Schaeffer
Jan 27, 2016 Pauline Köhler
Jan 25, 2016 Leah Player
Jan 25, 2016 Mitzi Combs
Jan 25, 2016 Michele Ashley
Jan 25, 2016 Christina Schrage
Jan 25, 2016 Cheryl-Ann Weekes
Jan 23, 2016 Stephanie Betts
Jan 23, 2016 Penny Yeoh
Jan 23, 2016 Derek Yeoh
Jan 23, 2016 Kaiching Yang
Jan 22, 2016 Rachel Reynolds
Jan 22, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Jan 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2016 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Jan 21, 2016 Stephanie Corona
Jan 21, 2016 Lea Valerio

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