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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,479
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


May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 13, 2017 Lorri Goldman
May 4, 2017 Stephen Moyer
May 4, 2017 Amina Jamal
May 4, 2017 KURT CRUGER
May 4, 2017 Alysa Waring
May 4, 2017 Chris Yates
Apr 27, 2017 Kevin Duffy
Apr 25, 2017 Jeannie Dinning
Apr 25, 2017 Kathy Mohrmann
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Apr 12, 2017 MICHAEL MELINCOFF
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Apr 7, 2017 Rebecca Hoffman
Apr 6, 2017 Jane Gilmore
Apr 4, 2017 Melanie Huisman Rights to Food!
Apr 4, 2017 Darren Mitton
Apr 4, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Apr 3, 2017 Elizabeth Gregory President Trump and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Isupport the recognition of the right to food and ask them to draft legislation or approve international treaties that protect this critical human right.
Apr 3, 2017 Barb Breese
Apr 1, 2017 Jim Shoopack
Apr 1, 2017 Michalla Sutton
Mar 31, 2017 Lynda Kerr
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Mar 30, 2017 CAROL HENDERSON
Mar 29, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 24, 2017 Lora Hamman
Mar 23, 2017 Russell Jackson
Mar 22, 2017 Janice Banks
Mar 22, 2017 Paula R Rhodes
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Mar 20, 2017 Anitra Gordon
Mar 19, 2017 Leah Cox
Mar 19, 2017 Amanda Smith
Mar 19, 2017 Sibrina Russell
Mar 14, 2017 Michele Dechert
Mar 10, 2017 Maureen Downs
Mar 10, 2017 SHERRY SMITH
Mar 10, 2017 Kristina Emily
Mar 10, 2017 Mark Bonaparte
Mar 10, 2017 Tammy Elliott
Mar 10, 2017 Terry Keck
Mar 9, 2017 Sheila Pedraza
Mar 6, 2017 Vanessa Jendes

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