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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


Mar 28, 2015 Debbie Bunn So much food goes to waste in our country
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 26, 2015 Judi O'Connor
Mar 23, 2015 Arthur Litke
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) A friend worked at Costco and said they weren't permitted to donate meat etc. that was near a sell by date. Still suitable to make soup at a soup kitchen! So much waste. Even the meat cuttings would help.
Mar 23, 2015 Nicole Daigle
Mar 23, 2015 Elaine Estefan
Mar 19, 2015 Carol Guffey
Mar 19, 2015 Ciara Quinn
Mar 19, 2015 Heather Bough
Mar 19, 2015 Diane McCoy
Mar 19, 2015 Debbie Corrie
Mar 19, 2015 Roseline Nizzoli
Mar 18, 2015 Leona Porter
Mar 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2015 Tylar-Ann Bender
Mar 16, 2015 susan koeppl so many are hungry while food gets thrown out. I believe that is a sin.
Mar 16, 2015 Connie Stomper
Mar 15, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2015 John Blair
Mar 14, 2015 Alice Neuman
Mar 14, 2015 Sarah Dyson
Mar 13, 2015 Carla Pratas
Mar 12, 2015 Rosemary Murray
Mar 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please use these available provisions to feed the hungry...anything else is a shameful waste
Mar 11, 2015 Meredith Bennett
Mar 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 11, 2015 Rebecca N-F
Mar 10, 2015 JACQUELINE LHEUREAUX How can we call ourselves a "Christian" nation when something like this is even an issue.
Mar 10, 2015 (Name not displayed) It is beyond WRONG and so very incredible to me that this is an issue!
Mar 10, 2015 Amanda Cervantes
Mar 10, 2015 Mary Hatzigiannis
Mar 10, 2015 Crystal Castaneda
Mar 10, 2015 Mariana Barzanova
Mar 10, 2015 yvonne garcia rice Please use these available provisions to feed the hungry...anything else is a shameful waste.
Mar 9, 2015 Donna Gleaves Hunger is a world-wide problem. When are restaurants going to address food waste...more menus should allow smaller portions. Seniors consume less and don't always want to take home leftovers. Encourage restaurants to contribute food to the hungry.
Mar 9, 2015 ML Sage
Mar 9, 2015 Fereydoon Rezvani
Mar 9, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Mar 8, 2015 Rachel Ford
Mar 8, 2015 Chrissy Kulp
Mar 8, 2015 Mary Ann Payne PLEASE!!!!
Mar 8, 2015 Lynne Jenkins
Mar 7, 2015 John Schumacher
Mar 6, 2015 Zahra McLaughlin
Mar 6, 2015 Joanna Gorniak
Mar 6, 2015 Esta Maltz

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