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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


Sep 23, 2017 Mary Jernigan Let's use common sense! We need to help each other and make this world a win win situation for everyone. Every little bit of effort and act of kindness MATTER!
Sep 21, 2017 Donna Robertson
Sep 19, 2017 Amanda Treffert
Sep 19, 2017 Upali Magedaragamage
Sep 14, 2017 Cinthia Davey
Sep 13, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 JOCELYN Valdez-loqui
Sep 6, 2017 Tamara Donnelly
Sep 6, 2017 Pat Thompson
Sep 6, 2017 Lee Hetzel
Sep 6, 2017 Kristin Barber
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 Gail White This is only common sense, right?
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) feed the hungry and help the poor.
Sep 6, 2017 diane whirry
Sep 6, 2017 Mary Zukowski
Sep 6, 2017 carolyn gowdy
Sep 6, 2017 Ralph Miller
Sep 6, 2017 Vivianne Mosca-Clark Food is important for our bodies to work well. Sending products you do not want to sell to food services would be much better then sending tit to dumps. Also there is drying of vegetables that could be made into food dishes at later times.
Sep 6, 2017 patricia smith
Sep 6, 2017 Marla Harrod
Sep 6, 2017 Helen R Goodman It would take so little to send this "ugly" fruit and vegtables to food banks
Sep 6, 2017 Shauna Killen
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 Jamie Neal
Sep 6, 2017 Carol Mentz 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.
Sep 6, 2017 Rosamaria Torres
Sep 6, 2017 Marian Eichhorn
Sep 6, 2017 Luciano Bitencourt
Sep 6, 2017 Tamara Woolum It is a no brainor. Most all food is good a long time after store expiration date. I know, I'm still alive.
Sep 6, 2017 Caroline Bekmessian Pinheiro
Sep 6, 2017 Wagner Pessoa
Sep 6, 2017 Geraldo Azevedo
Sep 6, 2017 Raquel Nakaza
Sep 6, 2017 Alsira de Lima Guedes
Sep 6, 2017 Barbara Guedes
Sep 6, 2017 Berenice Guedes de Sá
Sep 6, 2017 Mark McClain
Sep 6, 2017 Kay Inskeep
Sep 6, 2017 Margaret McKee
Sep 6, 2017 Susan Winsberg Don't let edible food be thrown away! What a disgrace!
Sep 6, 2017 Patricia Hoyt
Sep 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 6, 2017 Timothy Goddard
Sep 6, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Sep 6, 2017 Juergen Teuschl

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