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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 7,931
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


Jul 1, 2016 Crystal Marin
Jun 30, 2016 Catherine Holzman
Jun 30, 2016 Margaret Randall
Jun 30, 2016 Lisa Occhino-Bigalk
Jun 30, 2016 Diana Lunceford
Jun 30, 2016 Audrey GEOFFROY
Jun 30, 2016 Ishita Bhattacharya
Jun 30, 2016 ANNEMIE KRUGER
Jun 29, 2016 Harmony Kuller
Jun 29, 2016 malva mcintosh
Jun 29, 2016 Sally Hadley
Jun 29, 2016 Theresa Zimmerman
Jun 29, 2016 Pamela Porter
Jun 29, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jun 29, 2016 Dan Johnson
Jun 29, 2016 casey muhs
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Jun 29, 2016 Emily Willis
Jun 29, 2016 Jodi Rowe
Jun 29, 2016 Sonia Romero Villanueva
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Jun 29, 2016 Warren Webber
Jun 29, 2016 James Thompson
Jun 29, 2016 Pamela Krueger
Jun 29, 2016 Susan Porter
Jun 29, 2016 Ida Larsen Please, make the right to food a national priority and help end from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition in the "land of plenty".
Jun 29, 2016 Charity Chambers
Jun 29, 2016 Ricarda Barbisch
Jun 29, 2016 Jenifer Webb
Jun 29, 2016 Susan Kohn We are governed by men and women who have closed their eyes to the plight of the poor. We must vote them out of office and save the hungry.
Jun 29, 2016 Cathleen Carstens
Jun 29, 2016 Katie Goodwin
Jun 29, 2016 Dean OBrien
Jun 29, 2016 Bonnie Wilson Please work together to put systems in place to ensure that food insecurity is a thing of the past. Thank you!
Jun 29, 2016 Helen Jackson
Jun 29, 2016 Sarah Mawer
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Jun 27, 2016 JoAnn Evans
Jun 21, 2016 Suzanne Jensen The Moringa Oleifera tree. I understand through research the tree contains all the elements for good nutrition. Why aren't these being cultivated in areas conducive to growth. The nutrients are in every part of this tree.
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Jun 21, 2016 Sue Ellen Lupien
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Jun 12, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 12, 2016 Lens Lucas
Jun 10, 2016 Martine Macmillan
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