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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,413
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


Feb 16, 2017 Farrah Townsend
Feb 15, 2017 Terry Parker
Feb 15, 2017 enid marl
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Feb 14, 2017 Jessica Calosci
Feb 13, 2017 Linda Clark
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Feb 12, 2017 sharon belson
Feb 11, 2017 RENATA FLIS
Feb 11, 2017 Linda Shifflett
Feb 11, 2017 Muriel Servaege
Feb 11, 2017 Claudia Wright
Feb 11, 2017 Jules Salvati
Feb 11, 2017 anna myrha
Feb 9, 2017 Susan Rittenour
Feb 9, 2017 Rebecca Woods
Feb 9, 2017 Elizabeth Potter
Feb 9, 2017 Karen Atkinson
Feb 9, 2017 Roze McAlister
Feb 9, 2017 Rita de Cassia Moraes Lima
Feb 9, 2017 Mick McMahon
Feb 6, 2017 Yvonne Barker
Feb 6, 2017 Diana Dee
Feb 3, 2017 Michael Howley
Jan 31, 2017 Linda Andrews
Jan 30, 2017 mac riv
Jan 29, 2017 Laurie Casey
Jan 29, 2017 dorothy roberts
Jan 26, 2017 Kelly Cason Nobody should go hungry in the U.S. and G.M.O. which have been proven to cause tumors are not the answer!
Jan 25, 2017 Stephanie Wardrop
Jan 23, 2017 PATRICIA NENADICH
Jan 21, 2017 Debra Davidson
Jan 21, 2017 julian zrnic
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Jan 19, 2017 Gregg Flanegan
Jan 19, 2017 Ellen Ribolla
Jan 18, 2017 c. martinez
Jan 17, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri I am an active advocate for children for over 50 years.I am stunned to discover that the US is currently in an extreme minority of nations which DO NOT recognize the right to food.The right to food is of extreme importance to the wellbeing of ALL US folks
Jan 17, 2017 Gordon Meyer
Jan 17, 2017 rebecca Ham
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Jan 17, 2017 julie matewicz
Jan 14, 2017 Valerie Baksa-Cato
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Jan 10, 2017 Sue Jackson
Jan 9, 2017 cristiane pimentel
Jan 8, 2017 Hai Hai Hi
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