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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


Aug 17, 2018 Fiona Power
Aug 17, 2018 Marsha Dempsey
Aug 16, 2018 Ruth Hall-Cummings
Aug 16, 2018 Kelly Dickey
Aug 16, 2018 Lisa Schureman
Aug 16, 2018 Kristina Cunha
Aug 16, 2018 Paul Statman
Aug 11, 2018 Sally Dunn
Aug 6, 2018 Claire M
Aug 5, 2018 Catherine King-Chuparkoff
Aug 4, 2018 Cheryl Thayer
Aug 4, 2018 Robin Ripmaster
Aug 3, 2018 Sarah Zweng
Aug 3, 2018 Sheryl DeSilva
Aug 1, 2018 Lisa Delabre
Aug 1, 2018 Richard Pontious
Jul 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 26, 2018 Rosanne Cataldo
Jul 26, 2018 Eliza Johnson
Jul 26, 2018 Victoria Pennington
Jul 23, 2018 Samantha Wilson
Jul 21, 2018 marita hanse
Jul 20, 2018 David Micu
Jul 16, 2018 Hazel Poolos Donating excess food to homeless shelters and soup kitchens is a win-win-win situaiton for all us Americans.. Instead of creating more carbon dioxide in a landfill, donating avoids more contamination while feeding thousands of us Americans.
Jul 16, 2018 Josie de Varona
Jul 9, 2018 Judith Lotz
Jul 8, 2018 M T Food wastage is a 'sin'.
Jul 6, 2018 Christopher Clark
Jul 6, 2018 Cari Brookbanks
Jul 6, 2018 Shielah Blalock
Jul 6, 2018 Stacy Ping
Jul 2, 2018 Samantha Heatherly
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 sue line
Jun 27, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 27, 2018 Terri Sammarco
Jun 27, 2018 Emilie Johnson
Jun 26, 2018 Fe Camila Azupardo
Jun 25, 2018 shizuko nagashima
Jun 25, 2018 Sandra Gajdos
Jun 22, 2018 Maureen Allen STOP BEING CHEAP AND SHARE THE LEFTOVERS
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

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