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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,131
Sponsored by: The Hunger Site

The right to food ensures peoples' right to access adequate food sources and feed themselves in dignity. It protects all humans from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Today, 106 countries recognize the right to food through either constitutional agreements or the approval of various international treaties that protect the right to food.

The United States is one of few nations left in the world that has made no recognition to the right to food. Feeding America estimates that there are approximately 49 million Americans living in food insecure households: 33.1 million adults and 15.9 million children. That's approximately 14.5% of American households, or 1 in 6 people, struggling with hunger in the "land of plenty".

As a nation that claims a superior human rights record, this is simply unconscionable. No one should go hungry in the wealthiest nation in the world.

It's time the United States led by example in the fight against hunger rather than trailing far behind the rest of the world. Tell President Obama and UN Ambassador Samantha Power you support the recognition of the right to food and ask them to draft legislation or approve international treaties that protect this critical human right.

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Dear President Obama and Ambassador Power,

I am stunned to discover that the United States is currently in an extreme minority of nations which do not recognize the right to food. With approximately 49 million Americans living in food insecure households, one in six Americans is struggling with hunger and malnutrition while being denied this critical human right.

Hunger robs people of their health and productivity. It is one of humanity's most basic needs. As a result, the right to food is of extreme importance to the wellbeing of the United States' people.

I urge you both to work together to find the best avenue available, whether through national legislation or the approval of international treaties, to make the right to food a reality in the United States. The recognition of this right is an investment in the wellbeing and future of the nation.

Please, make the right to food a national priority and help end from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in the "land of plenty".

Thank you,

Petition Signatures


Oct 1, 2016 Nancy Montgomery Healthy food should be affordable and without tax!
Sep 30, 2016 Mariana Varela
Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2016 Laurel Heebsh
Sep 26, 2016 Alexis Malek And let's not forget the people who do not HAVE homes at all and are living on the streets or in homeless shelters. They need abundant food too, and access to healthy food, not junk food or garbage.
Sep 24, 2016 Patti Shackelford
Sep 23, 2016 judith hombravella
Sep 23, 2016 Martha Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Carole Kubik
Sep 22, 2016 Rosa Pereira
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 22, 2016 Joana Cipriano
Sep 21, 2016 Denise Plymale
Sep 17, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 17, 2016 Beatrice Harris Everyone deserves a decent meal. Why make it difficult for them?
Sep 16, 2016 Ken stein
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
Sep 16, 2016 Wędzisław Kniąż
Sep 15, 2016 Barbara Gale
Sep 15, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 15, 2016 Greg Meyer
Sep 15, 2016 Susan Lindsey
Sep 15, 2016 Roberta Smith
Sep 14, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 14, 2016 Mary Conte
Sep 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 13, 2016 Laura Peck
Sep 13, 2016 Linda Mattice
Sep 13, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 12, 2016 Anthony Pfohl
Sep 12, 2016 Denise Cushman Feed the people of the US! Start taking care of our country first!
Sep 11, 2016 L.Meta Williams
Sep 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) As an employee of a school district, I see many children who are in need of food assistance. Our school has received a grant for fresh fruit and/or vegetables snacks 3 times a week. This year we were unable to procure the grant. This is so sad. T
Sep 11, 2016 Bill Rosenthal
Sep 11, 2016 Maia Justine Storm Esq
Sep 10, 2016 Merina Halingten
Sep 10, 2016 Donita Lowrey
Sep 9, 2016 Dana Nelson
Sep 9, 2016 Jan White
Sep 9, 2016 Simon Patrick
Sep 9, 2016 Mary Delger
Sep 9, 2016 Alice Belcher
Sep 9, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Sep 9, 2016 Joan Walker We should be setting an example. It is shameful they we have people going hungry in this country!
Sep 8, 2016 Chloé Espinasse
Sep 7, 2016 Kathleen McLane
Sep 7, 2016 Sharon Sutton
Sep 7, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 7, 2016 Samantha Honowitz

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