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CEO, Trader Joe's
Dan Bane
VP Marketing, Trader Joe's
Matt Sloan
Public Relations Director, Trader Joe's
Allison Mochizuki

Tell Trader Joe's To Stop Wasting Food!

    1. Jeremy Seifert
    2. Petition by

      Jeremy Seifert

      Los Angeles, CA

Every year in America we throw away 96 billion pounds of food. That's 263 million pounds a day. 

11 million pounds an hour. 3,000 pounds a second.

This is something that we can change in our lifetime. We imagine a world of empty dumpsters, good food in full bellies, and regular people leading sustainable lives. Send a message to the grocery stores and tell them that you care about the environment, food waste, and hungry people--and they should too!

http://www.divethefilm.com/

Recent signatures

    News

    1. DIVE! is now on Netflix

      Jeremy Seifert
      Petition Organizer

      You can now watch the award-winning film DIVE! on Netflix instant streaming to better understand the issue of food waste and its relationship to hunger and the environment. Watch the film, sign the petition, and spread the word!

    2. In Defense of the Campaign Against Trader Joe's

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      This is a guest post written by Jeremy Seifert, the director of DIVE!, an award-winning documentary about food waste in America. He is currently working on another film project about genetically modified foods.
      I recently started a national petition...

    3. CNN Eatocracy Interview/Article

      Jeremy Seifert
      Petition Organizer

      A very personal interview with filmmaker Jeremy Seifert about his film DIVE!, the multifaceted issue of food waste, and the campaign to ask TJs to adopt a corporate-wide policy to end food waste. Find out more at eatocracy.cnn.com:

    4. Patch.com Covers Trader Joe's Campaign

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jeremy Seifert's Trader Joe's campaign is certainly controversial, but it's also extremely important. Find out more at Patch.com:

    5. New Story on Food Waste Campaign

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jeremy Seifert and his campaign against Trader Joe's were recently featured on ChristianityToday.com in a piece entitled "Wasted Food for Thought." Check out the story here:

    6. Jeremy Seifert in OnEarth magazine

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jeremy Seifert was recently interviewed by the NRDC's OnEarth. Seifert discuss his film and his campaign against Trader Joe's. You can check out the Q&A here:

    7. Check Out Jeremy Seifert's New Project

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jeremy Seifert, creator of "Dive!" is hard at work on a new film about GMOs. Find out more about the project--and how you can help with it!--at TakePart.com:

    8. "Dive!" Featured on GreenCine

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Environmental movie site, GreenCine.com, recently featured Jeremy Seifert's documentary about food waste, "Dive!" Check out the feature here:

    9. We Hit 75,000 Signatures!

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      There's major momentum behind the campaign to end food waste, and Jeremy Seifert's petition recently reached 75,000 signatures! Thanks to all who signed so far, and be sure to share this petition with your friends and family.

    10. Reached 75,000 signatures
    11. Some Trader Joe's Do Great Work

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Some individual Trader Joe's stores have amazing food donation programs in place. However, no company-wide food waste policy exists, which is what this campaign seeks to achieve. Help us get *all* TJ's stores to donate soon-to-expire food!

    12. "Dive!" Featured on the Huffington Post

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      The Huffington Post recently named Jeremy Seifert's film, "Dive!" as a "new food film to savor." Check out the article here:

    13. New Story in DailyFinance

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      A new article from AOL's DailyFinance: "Activists Target Trader Joe's Over a Trashy, Tragic Practice"

    14. Abysmal Statistics

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Do you know how much food Americans waste every, single day? About 263 million pounds. That's 11 million pounds per hour--3,000 pounds per second!

    15. Let's Go for 60K!

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      More than 56,000 people have signed Jeremy Seifert's petition, but Trader Joe's still hasn't responded to our demands. Maybe 60,000 signatures will push the company in the right direction!

    16. Reached 50,000 signatures
    17. More than 1 Billion People Hungry

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Globally, more than ONE BILLION people suffer from hunger. In the US, a record number of people receive food stamps--about one in eight. Isn't it time for Trader Joe's to stop ditching and start donating?

    18. No Response from Trader Joe's

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Despite the fact that more than 42,000 members have signed the petition and several media outlets covered this campaign, Trader Joe's execs stubbornly refuse to even comment on our request. Maybe 50,000 signatures will convince them to end food waste

    19. Jeremy Seifert In "The Oregonian"

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      New article from The Oregonian: "Dumpster Diver Accuses Trader Joe's of Food Waste"

    20. We're So Close!

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Right now, more than 40,000 people have pressured Trader Joe's to implement a company-wide, zero food waste policy. Let's push to get 50,000! Please share this petition with friends and on Facebook and Twitter.

    21. Reached 40,000 signatures
    22. More Media Coverage

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Patch.com covers Jeremy Seifert's campaign to end food waste at Trader Joe's.

    23. Major Media Outlets Cover Trader Joe's Campaign

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      More and more publications are covering Jeremy Seifert's campaign asking Trader Joe's to stop wasting food. LAist, a major Los Angeles blog, is the latest. Check out the story here:

    24. Media Coverage of Trader Joe's Campaign

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Take Part recently covered Jeremy Seifert's petition on Change.org asking Trader Joe's to stop wasting food. Check out the great story!

    25. Why Jeremy Started This Campaign

      Sarah Parsons
      Petition Organizer

      Jeremy Seifert started dumpster diving to salvage delicious, free food from the trash. The practice revealed a larger, nationwide problem--food waste at supermarkets! In his own words, Jeremy shares why he started a campaign targeting Trader Joe's.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rachael Belisle PUYALLUP, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Despite what food Trader Joe's does and does not donate, signing this petition serves as a wake-up call, an alarm bell sounding to all major food providers that we desire to waste no more. American society can do so much more to end global food hunger, myself included, and hopefully this petition provokes such humanitarian sensibilities. However, t is not merely food distributors that are to blame. Consumers are half the problem.

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    • Joe Black PHILA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      See my petition against artificial growth hormones in our dairy products.

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    • Chris Crum LITTLETON, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I saw the film in school and I feel that signing this petition shows my support for not just the film but the underlying premise - conserve. I realize that Trader Joe's might be getting vilified too much but I still agree with most of what the film is advocating.

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    • Amy Smith KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I just shopped at my local TJ this afternoon and watched Dive! this evening. This movie really stirred me beyond sharing my comments on message board Within the week I'll call TJ to see who they are currently donating their fresh food to. I'm also going to call our large local food bank and ask them about their donation pickup schedule to see if something can be arranged with TJ. The time to ACT is NOW! The waste in our society is a disgrace.

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    • Caley Layman STERLING HTS, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      No disrespect to Trader Joe's or any other food establishment that may or may not be viewed as wasteful. I am signing as a personal pledge to myself to make more conservative choices with food and other products, and to spend more time lending a helping hand to others in need.

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