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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,561
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 Trump and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley 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 Trump and Ambassador Haley,

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

Jul 23, 2017 brent hale
Jul 19, 2017 sara Elkins
Jul 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 kellyann morander
Jul 18, 2017 Patricia Lewis
Jul 13, 2017 cate Abicht All children deserve to eat. I bet you don't miss any meals.
Jul 13, 2017 Barbara Noble How is it "making America great" to fall behind the majority of nations in the matter of human rights, among others, the right to enough food to maintain life, health and dignity, to discount one's own citizens? History will judge this Presidency.
Jul 13, 2017 Linda Balcom
Jul 8, 2017 Edward FLOUNOY
Jul 6, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 5, 2017 Mary Bost
Jul 2, 2017 Sherry Kimbrough There are too many Americans going hungry every day. We sent millions overseas to help the hungry; why not use this money in our own country. I believe in helping others, but you have to take care of your family too.
Jun 30, 2017 Dale Ferguson You might not ever need help, but there are plenty more that do. We MUST help. You will never need help because you're a crook & take advantage of the needy & less fortunate.
Jun 30, 2017 Dorothy Henry
Jun 29, 2017 Leslie Giles
Jun 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2017 Dat Tran
Jun 29, 2017 Nicolette Stan
Jun 25, 2017 sarah stevens
Jun 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Jacqueline Rule
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Jun 20, 2017 Jürgen Breu
Jun 15, 2017 Beth Call
Jun 14, 2017 Elizabeth Pena
Jun 14, 2017 Amanda Ault
Jun 13, 2017 Penny Gregorich
Jun 12, 2017 Ashleigh Heath
Jun 12, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 10, 2017 Eric Dallin
Jun 9, 2017 Daniel Abbott
Jun 9, 2017 Jenna Harris
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
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Jun 8, 2017 nathalie guyonvarch
Jun 8, 2017 ibrahim rexhepi
Jun 8, 2017 Anna Rincon
Jun 8, 2017 Ian Whitelaw
Jun 8, 2017 Rafael Sacho
Jun 8, 2017 Margaret Vernon
Jun 8, 2017 Claire Loridan
Jun 8, 2017 STACEY O'BRIEN
Jun 8, 2017 jovita diaz
Jun 8, 2017 Michelle Franca
Jun 7, 2017 Barbara Szantai
Jun 7, 2017 Sheila Tran
Jun 7, 2017 Joyce Haskins
Jun 7, 2017 Glennis Whitney

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