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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


Aug 23, 2014 Sybil Murray
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 22, 2014 linda tracton
Aug 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 21, 2014 Angelika Kempter
Aug 20, 2014 Edna Lee We should feed our own people before we try to take on the world!
Aug 19, 2014 (Name not displayed) We need to start helping the citizens of the USA and quit sending tax dollars to other countries who misuse these dollars. We need to strengthen our own country before we help other countries.
Aug 17, 2014 Aurora Herrera
Aug 17, 2014 GILBERTO SIMAO
Aug 17, 2014 amanda morris
Aug 17, 2014 Tiana Uibu
Aug 16, 2014 Virginia Culbert
Aug 15, 2014 Sallee Young
Aug 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 13, 2014 Mindy Hunter
Aug 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2014 Adelina Jaudal
Aug 11, 2014 Cheryl Rigby
Aug 11, 2014 Kathryn Lawler
Aug 10, 2014 Franz Owczarek yes food4all
Aug 10, 2014 Diana Zaviera
Aug 10, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 9, 2014 Roxanne MacAnanny
Aug 9, 2014 Kate Bradly
Aug 9, 2014 Arlene Wiltberger
Aug 8, 2014 Marilyn Thompson
Aug 8, 2014 Sandra Lambert
Aug 8, 2014 Shannon Fawr I know it may not be possible. But it sure would be nice not to have to worry about how far we can make the food stretch this time. If you can do anything to help, it would be an overwhelming relief.
Aug 8, 2014 Llewelyn LaVista
Aug 8, 2014 meghan follansbee
Aug 8, 2014 Christopher Lopez
Aug 8, 2014 Nikos Nizamis
Aug 7, 2014 Elizabeth Stewart
Aug 7, 2014 sharla shore
Aug 7, 2014 Tab Buckner A nation should not be judged by the number of its millionaires but by the absence of its poverty!!
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 7, 2014 Jeff Hickmott
Aug 7, 2014 Pam Grant
Aug 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2014 Katarina Garay
Aug 5, 2014 Tiffany Brown
Aug 5, 2014 Eileen Oliver
Aug 5, 2014 Fran Fulwiler
Aug 5, 2014 Debra Wilson
Aug 3, 2014 Mary McKenzie
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 Claudia May
Aug 3, 2014 Corinne Wasser Not ONE single American man, woman or child should EVER suffer from hunger, not in the richest country in the world. It's time for our self-professed patriotic and Christian politicians' to step up to the plate.
Aug 2, 2014 Sharon Callahan

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