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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


Jun 18, 2018 Shelby Fry
Jun 14, 2018 André Kellerman
Jun 14, 2018 Linda Joyce Wiltshire
Jun 13, 2018 Andrea Bertram
Jun 11, 2018 (Name not displayed) Create Incentives for America's food service providers to donate their extra food to the 30 million Americans who go hungry every day.
Jun 10, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 10, 2018 Thomas Van Etten
Jun 10, 2018 foteini chormpou
Jun 6, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2018 Kristi Weber
Jun 4, 2018 (Name not displayed) Help this project.
Jun 3, 2018 kathryn gargano
Jun 2, 2018 Margery Hughes
Jun 2, 2018 Stephanie Branom
Jun 1, 2018 Susan Fisher
Jun 1, 2018 James Kuhn
Jun 1, 2018 Jackie Fehr-Krahn
May 30, 2018 Anita Phaneuf
May 30, 2018 Claudia Moorman
May 29, 2018 Haroldo Widmann
May 28, 2018 mihaela gongescu
May 27, 2018 Macus Payne
May 27, 2018 Sae Magata
May 25, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 16, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
May 16, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
May 11, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 10, 2018 Liz Menges
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2018 Richard Bosboom
May 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 2, 2018 suzanne caruso
May 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 2, 2018 Janis Higgins
May 2, 2018 Connie Tate
May 2, 2018 Shannon Lowe
May 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 28, 2018 Marilyn Mason
Apr 26, 2018 Oscar Landé
Apr 26, 2018 Lisa Miller I would much rather a program like this versus my tax dollars paying for Food Stamps for those who do NOT deserve them (nothing against those who truly need them).
Apr 26, 2018 Vineet Agarwal Wasting food when so many go hungry across the word and right here in USA is unacceptable. We need to find creative ways to solve this problem. Creating incentives for industry is the only way we can get them engaged in solving the hunger and stop waste.
Apr 26, 2018 John Frise
Apr 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk How did we become a nation of blimps if we wasting so much food? Terrible!
Apr 24, 2018 Jeannette Hamelin
Apr 21, 2018 Josef Vogler

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