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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


Dec 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) This is an important program that is no extra cost to the restaurant industry, yet could literally save lives and give our children full tummies and a fighting chance to excel at school and life.
Dec 15, 2017 Chantal Vagnat
Dec 13, 2017 Susan Craver
Dec 13, 2017 Terri Robb
Dec 13, 2017 Marie Gerbaud
Dec 10, 2017 Daniel Laughlin I am currently homeless in Austin tx. A meal can go a long ways, especially when you are broke and live out of your car
Dec 7, 2017 (Name not displayed) USA school cafeterias throw away tons of food everyday too!!! Why cant local food cupboards & churches that feed the hungry have it???!!!
Dec 4, 2017 Susan Burnam
Nov 30, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 30, 2017 Alessandra Paolini
Nov 29, 2017 Lisa Legato
Nov 29, 2017 DayLynn McDonald
Nov 24, 2017 Sandra Cobb
Nov 24, 2017 Brandon Woodward
Nov 23, 2017 Patricia Ferguson
Nov 21, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 19, 2017 Saddie Al
Nov 18, 2017 Vlado Gasperov
Nov 18, 2017 Sue Mcguey
Nov 18, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 14, 2017 kaye abramson
Nov 14, 2017 Frank Reynolds Waste not Want not! It's your food the hungry hasn't got.
Nov 13, 2017 Alexandre Pereira
Nov 13, 2017 Kimberly Boden
Nov 8, 2017 Terri Lynch
Nov 7, 2017 Jacqueline Roberts
Nov 7, 2017 Justine Huffman
Nov 4, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 2, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Nov 2, 2017 sonia salgueiro
Nov 1, 2017 Micki Gott
Nov 1, 2017 caryn Freedman
Nov 1, 2017 Nico Sandman
Oct 29, 2017 Adelle Wiesinger
Oct 29, 2017 Ruth Sinfuego
Oct 29, 2017 Janet White This should just be common sense.
Oct 29, 2017 Bruce Hevner
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Sharon Engberg
Oct 29, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Oct 29, 2017 G J
Oct 29, 2017 kim spradley
Oct 29, 2017 Ann Donat It makes more sense to donate than to trash. It's helping those in need and lessening the amount sent to landfills.
Oct 29, 2017 Kerry Prine In this day and age it is indefensible to have food that is perfectly fine disposed of, rather than used to feed people in need. This is true of both people and pet food. We waste so much in this country that is perfectly useable.
Oct 29, 2017 Pamela Iacovino
Oct 29, 2017 Robin Blakesley
Oct 29, 2017 Josephine Polifroni
Oct 29, 2017 Sue Grace
Oct 29, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Oct 29, 2017 Jane King

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