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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 10,216
Sponsored by: The Diabetes Site

Diabetes is a growing epidemic in low-income communities due to poor health education and the lack of accessibility to healthier food options and supermarkets. Instead of high-quality food right outside their door, they're left to choose meals from fast food and convenience stores selling high-fat, high-sugar, and processed foods.

In 2011, President Obama took hold of this problem and allocated $400 million of the nation's budget to establish a National Healthy Food Financing Initiative. The HFFI supports projects that increase access to healthy, affordable food in communities that currently lack these options.

Today this initiative is accessible to all developers and grocers, but we need to make a push for their involvement! Studies have shown that the initiative has been making an impact by improving and revitalizing the health of low-income communities, where these grocers have been developed. But, as a number of them can be found in some low-income communities, not every community that is in need has been hit.

Let's give these grocers a heads-up! Sign this petition to help emphasize the importance of their presence for the health of low-income communities who do not have access to healthy foods.

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Robert Edwards, Safeway CEO
David Dillon, CEO of Kroger Co.
Robert Miller, CEO of Albertson's LLC

Since the implementation of President Obama's National Healthy Food Financing Initiative, there have been great strides in providing healthy food options and groceries in low-income neighborhoods. But we'd like to see this initiative make more headway with your involvement.

As nationally-known grocery stores, the connection, impact, and nutritious food you can provide to these communities can be the means to prevent or minimize the rate of obesity and diabetes amongst adults and children in America.

We've only begun to raise awareness for the need of healthy food in these low-income communities, but studies have also shown your presence has contributed to these communities' economic development. You will not only provide fresh foods but will create jobs, and bring a healthier life back to these communities, raising community moral.

You are the first step to providing healthy food and opening the eyes of these to low-income communities to a better way of living. It's your turn to utilize this initiative, do your part, and make the change.

Thank you and we hope you will consider making a change!

Petition Signatures

Jul 14, 2017 Maryanne Budetti
Jul 9, 2017 Laurie Nicoletti
Jul 8, 2017 Jane Harrison
Jun 22, 2017 Carol Huddlestun
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 8, 2017 Maryalice Davis
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 6, 2017 Jane Lemison
Jun 6, 2017 Joann Hess
Jun 6, 2017 Janet White
Jun 6, 2017 Ann Lopez Healthy nutritional foods are very important.
Jun 6, 2017 Jennifer Brookstone
Jun 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2017 Pamela Fender
Jun 6, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Jun 6, 2017 Maritza Montero
Jun 6, 2017 Baylee Markwell
Jun 6, 2017 Bonnie Wilson
Jun 6, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 6, 2017 Donna Cosimano
Jun 6, 2017 Laura Sturdevant It would be a shame if some grocery stores opted out, this is a great idea.
May 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 20, 2017 Dorothy Milligan I am diabetic and live on a fixed income. I am unable to eat healthy due to my finances. I have really been struggling with my blood sugar so I know others have the same problem. Fresh vegetables and fruits are out of the question.
May 1, 2017 Casse Pabon
Apr 24, 2017 Lyssa Twomey Dogs and cats also become obese and diabetic because their owners overfeed them. I urge everyone to stop overfeeding your dogs and cats and give them plenty of exercise. God's beautiful creatures deserve it!
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 24, 2017 Karen PLACHER "For GOD has satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungry soul He has filled with what is good." Psalm 107:9
Apr 24, 2017 Thomas Talbot
Apr 24, 2017 Sandra C. We can do this!
Apr 24, 2017 Gretchen Bailey I am able to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from my neighborhood grocers; and hope this initiative will provide the same for those less fortunate than myself.
Apr 24, 2017 Henry Mongrain
Apr 24, 2017 Jacqueline Geoffroy
Apr 24, 2017 Kathy Murdock
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed) THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE
Apr 24, 2017 Carol Johnson
Apr 24, 2017 Angela Jordan
Apr 24, 2017 maureen kenny please do your part to end diabetes in the US.
Apr 24, 2017 Joanne Lockhart
Apr 24, 2017 Gordon Levy
Apr 24, 2017 donna craig
Apr 24, 2017 robert weiss
Apr 24, 2017 donna brannen
Apr 5, 2017 Kelly Griffith Please lower the prices of healthy foods and hike the price of junk food up so it makes it harder to purchase it.
Apr 4, 2017 Mary Polk
Apr 2, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 26, 2017 Marsha Croner
Mar 26, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Mar 23, 2017 Jeffery Webster
Mar 23, 2017 john pasqua

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