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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


Apr 19, 2018 Cheryl K. Wenberg
Apr 19, 2018 Nancy Seay
Apr 18, 2018 Amy Weise
Apr 17, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Apr 17, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 16, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Apr 14, 2018 carolann lightcap
Apr 13, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Apr 13, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Apr 12, 2018 Sally humphries
Apr 12, 2018 (Name not displayed) Feed the Poor people not throw away good food in a dumpster for a homeless person to climb in and eat it. Take the proper channels on giving them good food without the dirt and germs. Thank you.
Apr 12, 2018 Ellen Jamieson
Apr 12, 2018 Miaya Sustaita
Apr 12, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 12, 2018 Andrea Elliot
Apr 12, 2018 Haley Svec
Apr 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 6, 2018 Sieglinda Du Preez
Apr 4, 2018 Darilynn McCoy
Mar 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2018 Marsha L.
Mar 23, 2018 Lesley Adamson There need be no excess food, and no hungry people. There is enough food, allow people to eat it.
Mar 22, 2018 Aron Gamman
Mar 22, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 21, 2018 Teri Calhoun
Mar 18, 2018 Seema Khawaja
Mar 18, 2018 Thomas Re'
Mar 18, 2018 Barbra Ellis
Mar 16, 2018 Roseann Maziarek
Mar 16, 2018 Sophie Miranda
Mar 16, 2018 Beth Knutson Use the food to feed our people, don't toss it, we grow enough to feed us all. So stop wasting the money, time, resources and labor.
Mar 14, 2018 Barbara Costanzo
Mar 13, 2018 carolyn padgett This is insane to us. Every place we have to eat or at a grocery store deli dept food is thrown out after so much time. How about freezing and giving to those in need? Such a waste.
Mar 12, 2018 Roger Hermanutz
Mar 11, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 9, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 7, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 7, 2018 Leah Helmer
Mar 7, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 7, 2018 Jeff Weckman
Mar 7, 2018 MarionM Weston
Mar 5, 2018 Peggy Holtorf
Mar 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 4, 2018 Sarah Matthias More people than ever rely on the EBT program. If restaurants and grocery stores donated their excess food fewer people would be dependent on the government for their meals.
Mar 4, 2018 Sara Vilhena
Mar 3, 2018 CHARLES SMITH
Mar 2, 2018 Emma Jackson
Feb 28, 2018 Florence Sullivan
Feb 28, 2018 Bruce/Becky Carr Food should not be wasted. We waste our natural resources as well as our food. This needs to stop!
Feb 26, 2018 Candice C

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