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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


Jan 23, 2018 Thelma Theis
Jan 22, 2018 Michelle Lew
Jan 22, 2018 Greg Okun
Jan 22, 2018 Peg Chapman
Jan 22, 2018 Tracy Justice
Jan 20, 2018 Lois Freeman
Jan 18, 2018 Danielle Evans
Jan 18, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 18, 2018 Marilyn Bartlett
Jan 18, 2018 Toni Peters
Jan 18, 2018 Lillian Chancey Waste not, want not, right?! Food considered "old" (shortly past the "Best by" date) or "ugly" (as in with produce) would be SO welcomed by the homeless and hungry. It's sinful that the desire for profit supercedes humanitarian thinking. Change this!
Jan 16, 2018 Rebecca Gurley
Jan 16, 2018 barbara gale
Jan 16, 2018 Heidi Mugrauer Stop throwing out food help people so they can eat
Jan 15, 2018 Elizabeth Wolff
Jan 15, 2018 Alicja Bożek
Jan 14, 2018 elizabeth cimadevilla
Jan 12, 2018 Olivia Podesta
Jan 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 10, 2018 s w
Jan 10, 2018 Randall Bong
Jan 10, 2018 Joan Autry How is this even a topic of discussion? OF COURSE food should be given to the needy - not wasted!!
Jan 9, 2018 Tamzia Leafty
Jan 9, 2018 Melissa Armstrong
Jan 5, 2018 Cindy Ray
Jan 5, 2018 Sherry Quinn
Jan 5, 2018 Elizabeth Whtfill
Jan 5, 2018 Joanne Hart
Jan 5, 2018 stephanie Spiers
Jan 5, 2018 Layne Rouse
Jan 5, 2018 Reed Markham
Jan 5, 2018 Megan Douglas
Jan 5, 2018 Nancy Carr
Jan 5, 2018 Christine stead
Jan 5, 2018 Stella Stephens Growers & vendors should not be allowed to use tax credits/deductions for losses to offset their profit. By allowing a 10% maximum would have them better plan to what would be actually sold & not wasted. Food thrown in a dumpster is criminal and immoral.
Dec 29, 2017 Greg Lugn
Dec 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 27, 2017 John Dalla Food should not be wasted!
Dec 26, 2017 carolyn keyser
Dec 26, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 25, 2017 M D
Dec 25, 2017 Leonor Guedes
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Müller
Dec 19, 2017 Nalia Li
Dec 18, 2017 Maria Harrington
Dec 18, 2017 Angie Fatheree Please do this!!
Dec 18, 2017 Mary Jo Hajicek Please stop wasting!
Dec 18, 2017 rosalie lizzo yes please help the hungry maybe this petition will open up peoples EYES!!!!!
Dec 18, 2017 Kevin Stuhlmann
Dec 18, 2017 BJ Lynch

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