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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

Nov 29, 2015 Elizabeth Yahn
Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 28, 2015 Fatma Öncü
Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
Nov 26, 2015 Sheri Liske
Nov 26, 2015 Cate Lemieux
Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 25, 2015 Renee Harrison
Nov 24, 2015 KIm Hurst we are such wasteful nation so sad with so many going with out
Nov 24, 2015 Lynne Johnson
Nov 24, 2015 Jade Hollier
Nov 24, 2015 Nancy Hill
Nov 24, 2015 Tina Sabourin
Nov 24, 2015 gwen p
Nov 24, 2015 Hilde Nagels
Nov 24, 2015 christine burgess
Nov 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 24, 2015 Linda McKee The hungry and the homeless should not be forced to dumpster dive or rummage through garbage cans for food. Please help them find a safer way and reduce food waste.
Nov 24, 2015 christina bergström
Nov 24, 2015 Beata Strel
Nov 24, 2015 CJ Milton
Nov 23, 2015 Ewa Gralla
Nov 22, 2015 Susannah GElbart
Nov 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 RUTH SMITH
Nov 21, 2015 Justin Struthers It's a shame how much we waste. But of all things, food, that could save lives. . .
Nov 21, 2015 Harshi Allen
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 Mary Meckley Please do anything you can to assure that excess food will get to people who need it so badly!! We as people need to revisit the idea of helping each other. It seems that we are heading more and more to a "disposable" society and a me me me attitude.
Nov 21, 2015 Karen Burke
Nov 21, 2015 Jeff Moore
Nov 21, 2015 Valerie Lerman
Nov 21, 2015 Lillian Kraemer Put the excess food that the food industry wastes every year toward feeding those in need.
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) All edible food should be donated to food banks, relief centers, etc... There's no reason a person should go hungry in this country!
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 Marie Christina Magalas
Nov 21, 2015 Alexandra Lohman
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 Tracy Knapp
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 M. Louise Krippenstapel We must do whatever it takes to make sure that usable food reaches the people who are most at risk of hunger.
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Nov 21, 2015 john chambers
Nov 21, 2015 Lynne Wortman Let's do it!
Nov 21, 2015 (Name not displayed) Incentives could be free advertising, tax credits, an award, certification, or commendation they can publicly display.
Nov 21, 2015 Verna Browning
Nov 21, 2015 Clairone Delaney
Nov 21, 2015 Ursula Simoni
Nov 21, 2015 Lois McElwee It only makes sense!

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