Safeway: Neighborhoods need healthy foods!

Did you know that when Safeway/Albertsons decides to leave a neighborhood, they sometimes block other grocery stores from opening up in their former locations?

This means that when they are the only grocery store around and leave an area such as a downtown location to move to the suburbs, they include a restriction on that property that states that no other grocery store can move in. Some of these restrictions have been for as long as 15 years!

This leaves residents in these areas without access to a supermarket, preventing them from accessing fresh food while negatively impacting the health of the community.

Communities of color, the differently-abled, and the elderly already experience barriers to accessing healthy food, and companies like Safeway should not be contributing to the problem. They could easily change their ways and HELP neighborhoods stay healthy!

Washington, DC, is working to protect access to healthy foods in all their neighborhoods by using local legislation to block this bad behavior.

Please sign the petition to Safeway/Albertsons' CEO Robert Miller right now and tell him that all neighborhoods need access to fresh food!    

Shame on Safeway! 

This campaign is organized by Food Empowerment Project. Learn more at www.foodispower.org

Update #23 months ago
Over 33,000 caring people like you have signed our petition—but we still need your help!

Have you, or somebody you know, ever been impacted by this kind of behavior by Safeway? Please reach out and share your story about how this has affected you and your community by emailing us at info@foodispower.org.

If you are able, please consider sharing the petition on social media. Together, we will hold Safeway accountable and make sure that all neighborhoods have access to healthy foods!
Update #17 months ago
Wow!

Thanks to caring people like you, we already *smashed* our original goal of 1,000 signatures in the first week—and we’re just getting started!

Check out this story from Greeley, CO, where Safeway put a deed on their downtown location that prevented other grocery stores from moving in for *20 years*! bit.ly/GreeleySafeway

Please keep sharing this petition with your social media networks. The more signatures we have, the stronger our message to Safeway will be!

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