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hunger

31 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Commissioner John Koskinen

Stop America’s Starvation Crisis

HALT  GREED and  THEFT by  BIG BUSINESS   IN  OUR  FOOD SUPPLY                                                         Require changes in the IRS tax system to intense detail restructure or  remove  the huge LOSS tax write off of our food supply.  Supermarkets throw away millions of tons of edible quality food each year The reason is simple.:   Markets charge to much for food shoppers cannot afford, stores toss it out as loss write off on tax deductions, the government refund this then raise our tax’s to recover their payments. We pay for food we never saw or consumed .  America goes hungry, as Markets toss thousands of dollars a day, $5,000.00 for a small store, large chain stores are off the charts.  Starvation is rampant, health care expenses up for all effected. God provides an abundance of food to waste it is an insult to his intention.              Is this really    America The Great system we want ?    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~               Hunger Hurts . . . and is not necessary. Food waste in America is rampant this is America not a third world nation food should be available to everyone not simply the wealthy.              Require changes in the IRS tax system to  intense detail restructure or  remove  the  huge “LOSS”  tax write off option of big business food supply and supermarkets.  This would deter quality food to be tossed into  locked dumpsters for the easy money gain to the business..             Farmers, restaurants and supermarkets throw away millions of tons of edible food each year     Supermarkets the greatest offender charge to much for food the average shopper cannot purchase, the stores toss it out as a loss write it off their tax deductions at the year end, this includes non food high priced items in those stores. the government refunds them this vast amount then raise our tax’s to recover their payments.  In reality we pay for food we never saw much less got to consume ...      Tax’s also go for food stamps which most cannot obtain , those on social security make a couple of dollars to much thus do not qualify, a rigged system ? probably. So our Senior Citizen’s who worked a life time paying tax's  cannot even enjoy food, but those who come here illegally or refugee’s can....Great system Washington D C !       If your tired of seeing America go hungry we need changes of the present tax food waste/loss deduction of big business.  Markets toss thousands of dollars a day, this is food priced to high for the average shopper, not just food that doesn’t look pretty or is spoilt  ... standard  is $5,000.00 per day for a  simple small store, chain stores are off the chart..... the store can write it off as loss,  tossing good food in the sealed dumpsters to be disposed of  .. the government pays them on their tax qualified refund payment, the government then raises our taxes to cover this payment to simple  GREED !.      Thus we are paying for food we never see much less eat. While families struggle and their children starve and develop health issues.  What kind of stupid system is this ? Food Stamps are not the answer it simply intensifies the greed of Markets.       EXAMPLES:               This article is  normal for California, and I think for every state in the United States....            http://californiawatch.org/health-and-welfare/food-waste-remains-persistent-problem-farms-grocery-stores-and-restaurants Waste is built into the food chain, at all levels,” said Jonathan Bloom, author of an upcoming book on food waste and of the blog Wasted Food. “On the whole, the amount of food we waste is ridiculous, especially when you consider the number of Americans who experience hunger every day.”  Over 13.1 million children across the country go hungry every day and live without enough food at home, according to Feeding America. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/child-hunger/child-hunger-fact-sheet.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/          Slow and steady starvation of America is rampant : http://abcnews.go.com/US/hunger_at_home/hunger-home-american-children-malnourished/story?id=14367230                         Demand changes in the IRS tax system to remove this huge tax write off option of big business food supply and supermarkets. Food is a necessity not a luxury..         MIT Researcher’s Warning: Half of All U.S. Children Will Be Autistic (by 2025)       “Monsanto should have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food                     https://dailyhealthpost.com/glyphosate-autism-link/                       Current Food Lines .. NY is an example of many in the nation . . America starves        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/photos-food-pantry-lines-nyc_us_57028cf6e4b083f5c6082860             Let our Government on all levels know that we will not tolerate this any longer                           Please sign, promote and forward !!                   The IRS will never be given your personal ID ( :                        ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  

Betty Garrity
5,039 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to State of Delaware, Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, S. Quinton Johnson, David Sokola, Brian Bushweller, Robert Marshall, Colin Bonini, Gerald Hocker, Bryan Townsend, Michael Mulrooney, John Mitchell, Charles Potter, Joseph Miro, David Wilson

Support the Food Bank's Bold Future!

Spring has sprung and so has construction at the Food Bank of Delaware's future home at 222 Lake Drive in Newark. We are proud of the time spent on value engineering to ensure that we have reduced costs as much as possible and designed a facility that will meet our needs well into the future. Our team is working hard to raise the money needed to retrofit the facility. To date we have raised $4.3 million and need an additional $6 million. We are prepared to take out a bank loan, but we prefer to purchase bags full of food for kids participating in our Backpack Program than to pay interest on a loan for construction costs.  The sale of our current facility at 14 Garfield Way will bring in approximately $2 million, and we are working hard to secure money from the State of Delaware. In December 2017, we sent Governor Carney a letter requesting a one-time $1 million investment in this vital project.  Our intention is to ensure that this new facility serves as a continuation of our view that the issue of food security is an essential part of the solution on the issues of health and wellness, poverty, children's school performance, education and criminal justice reform.  Food security should always be viewed as an important aspect of solving the problems identified, not just as a fleeting thought after they have been discussed. In order to successfully secure this one time investment, we are asking for your help.  Please sign our petition to the members of the Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, and specifically those on the Capital Improvements (Bond) committee, and request that they support the Food Bank of Delaware's important $1 million ask. The members of the Capital Improvements Committee are: Chair: Quinton JohnsonCo-Chair: David P. Sokola Senators: Brian J. BushwellerRobert MarshallColin BoniniGerald W. HockerBryan Townsend Representatives: Michael MulrooneyJohn L. MitchellCharles PotterJoseph E. MiroDavid L. Wilson Support of this investment will ensure that the neediest of Delaware's citizens, those that depend on us daily for our services, will not be forgotten and that we will be there to serve them long into the future.   Committed to Ending Hunger, Julie Miro Wenger -  Board Chairwoman                               Patricia Beebe - President & CEO           

Food Bank of Delaware
1,508 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Nathan Deal, Matt Brass, Lynn Smith, Donald Trump

STOP LUNCH SHAMING OUR KIDS!!!

My son, MY 8 YEAR OLD SON, my happy go lucky little man was the victim of "lunch shaming" today at school. If you don't know what that is, It's where the school punishes your child for having a lunch bill. usually it is with an "alternative meal" which is ususlly 2 slices of bread and a slice of cheese. The problem I am having is that I had no idea that he had a lunch bill. According to the papers that I received at the beginning of the school year he was supposed to get free lunch this year. Apparently that was not the case and he has just been racking up a bill this entire year for all his lunch's. Now mind you that not once have I received anything letting me know that he has an unpaid lunch bill, no one has contacted me, I don't even know how much the bill is for. When my Son went this morning to eat breakfast at school they refused to let him eat and then when it was time for lunch they gave him 2 slices of bread and a piece of cheese. In front of everyone they singled him out and told him that his bill was passed due and Since he owed money, he would have to eat a cheese sandwich. At this point my son tells me that he broke down crying basically begging them to let him eat lunch please because he didn't get to eat breakfast and hes starving. Their reply was that if he did not bring the money in tomorrow he would also eat a cheese sandwich again tomorrow. He tells me that he spent the rest of lunch crying because his tummy hurt and he didn't understand. Then he spent the rest of the day crying in class off and on every time his stomach hurt. In what world is it OK to make a child go hungry because the parent owes you money? In what world do people just stand by and watch a baby cry because they are hungry and do nothing to try and solve the problem? In what world do people not take responsibility for not even letting the parent know that there was a bill to be paid and instead punish and shame the child for something they have no control over? The amount of anger that I feel right now over knowing that my 8 year old son went 8 hours today without eating makes me sick. Today, on some level, my son was traumatized and I say that because 3 times today he has now asked me "mommy you're gonna make sure I take my lunch tomorrow right?" He is so afraid that he's not going to get to eat tomorrow again and he's 8. He is 8. Let that sink in. That should not be anything that an 8 year old worries about, EVER. I promised him he will never eat lunch at the school again. He will always take a lunch everyday because that's the only way I feel I can be sure that my son has food. That is INSANE.  I went to the school to figure out what happened. I was told it was all a mistake. My son actually did not owe anything at all. He actually gets free lunches. So my son was shamed for nothing. I was treated like it was not even a big deal. Even though it was a mistake, it reminded me that this is still what happens when it isn't a mistake. It reminded me that this is happening to many other children, everywhere.   This needs to stop. Prisoners, PRISONERS, get three free meals a day. Meals that my taxes pay for, but my son was shamed over a $5 bill he didn't even really owe? We can give them free meals but not children trying to lesrn?   The children CAN NOT pay their own bills. This is an issue that should be taken up with the parents! No child should be punished for adult issues. Other states have managed to end #lunchshaming, Georgia can too! Please sign this. I don't want this to just stop with my son. I want it to stop evrrywhere!  

Amber Tanner
6,441 supporters