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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,226
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 26, 2016 Betsy Farmer
Oct 26, 2016 Dewey Jackson
Oct 25, 2016 Lynn Price
Oct 25, 2016 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Oct 24, 2016 Shirley Revelle
Oct 24, 2016 Kara Gallant
Oct 24, 2016 Fournier Fernande Wir wissen alle:es werden Tonnen von Lebensmitteln nicht weiter verwertet. Sie sind Menschen. Dann handeln Sie menschlich. Nehmen Sie Ihre Verantwortung,bitte.Danke.
Oct 24, 2016 June Matheson
Oct 24, 2016 Jane Bonkoski
Oct 24, 2016 C Dorsey
Oct 24, 2016 Neala Creel
Oct 24, 2016 Anne Gonaus
Oct 24, 2016 sarah stevens
Oct 24, 2016 Edna Monett
Oct 24, 2016 Patricia Shaw
Oct 24, 2016 s jones
Oct 24, 2016 Magdalena Borkowska
Oct 23, 2016 Norma Lopez
Oct 22, 2016 Marsha Hentzel I had to read this twice .. the US does not recognize the right to FOOD!! I had no idea this craziness existed. Needs to be a national priority ....Please get this done NOW.
Oct 22, 2016 joanne lowery Everyone deserves Food. No One deserves to be Starving. Come on everyone, we need to help. Please Sign. takes 30 seconds of your time.
Oct 22, 2016 Karla Puente
Oct 22, 2016 Debra Bolliger
Oct 22, 2016 Carla Sousa de Brito
Oct 22, 2016 Dorothy Rossi
Oct 22, 2016 Leslie Weinberg As a Member of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and partner with RESULTS, I work to lessen Poverty and Hunger here and around the world.
Oct 22, 2016 Carole Polacek
Oct 22, 2016 Eileen Matton
Oct 22, 2016 Jennifer Agricola
Oct 21, 2016 trinity woods
Oct 21, 2016 Dianne Brekhus
Oct 21, 2016 Margit Steidl All people need to eat!
Oct 20, 2016 Amber Lopez
Oct 20, 2016 Colleen Kelly
Oct 20, 2016 Allison D
Oct 20, 2016 Paula Lewis
Oct 20, 2016 sarah woodford
Oct 20, 2016 Lorenza Falcinella
Oct 20, 2016 Michael D. Nesel
Oct 20, 2016 Randall Bong
Oct 20, 2016 Donna Jay
Oct 20, 2016 Debbie Zarr
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Oct 20, 2016 Charlene Sipe
Oct 20, 2016 Sandra Buras
Oct 20, 2016 Tory Tretiak
Oct 20, 2016 Barb Ashley
Oct 20, 2016 Lesley Ruszkowski No one should go hungry in our great nation; particularly families and children. Let's make this a reality!
Oct 20, 2016 Linda McNamara
Oct 20, 2016 Jenny Braun

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