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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 5,445
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 26, 2015 Donna Daniels-Hall
Aug 26, 2015 Wesley Cowan Despite our large population, there's enough resources that 40,000 people shouldn't die of starvation daily.
Aug 26, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Aug 24, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2015 Celina Silva
Aug 23, 2015 melody O'Connor I support the rights that people have a right to food.
Aug 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2015 Anne Raymond
Aug 19, 2015 Barbara Files
Aug 18, 2015 Jan Grzybowski
Aug 18, 2015 David Burnett
Aug 18, 2015 Cindy Clement
Aug 18, 2015 Kyra Shair We lead the industrialized countries in the number of our children going hungry! This must not continue. We must do something as a people- as a nation to ensure that all of our people are fed!
Aug 18, 2015 Connie Friend
Aug 17, 2015 Rachel Colomb
Aug 15, 2015 lorraine wilson
Aug 12, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2015 Mary Kraus
Aug 11, 2015 Janet Dougherty
Aug 10, 2015 Anna Corrie
Aug 10, 2015 Maria Lemos
Aug 10, 2015 Esther Wolk
Aug 10, 2015 Belinda Davis
Aug 10, 2015 Laurie Fisher
Aug 10, 2015 Loli Diaz
Aug 10, 2015 Reyna Button
Aug 10, 2015 laurence haubtmann
Aug 10, 2015 Helen Ball
Aug 10, 2015 Irina Brenner
Aug 9, 2015 Heather Patton No one in the world should go hungry!
Aug 9, 2015 (Name not displayed) Tell me why not!
Aug 8, 2015 Ann Thomaas
Aug 8, 2015 Marilyn Hughes
Aug 8, 2015 mary sullins
Aug 7, 2015 lauren hamrick Considering the fact that the US pays Ted Turner $10 Million a year to not grow food. If there is not, which there is, there could be more than enough food to feed everyone in the US, and probably the world.
Aug 7, 2015 Debbie Robinson
Aug 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2015 (Name not displayed) Feed My lambs tend My sheep.
Aug 6, 2015 Franz Owczarek
Aug 6, 2015 leta rosetree
Aug 5, 2015 Betty Jo McDonald No one should be hungry in this country. Feeding all of us would be cheaper than the last war(s)
Aug 5, 2015 Jo Ann Ryan
Aug 3, 2015 Ben Simons
Aug 2, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Aug 2, 2015 Boris Blagojevic
Aug 2, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa Islam
Aug 1, 2015 Linee DeMouy
Aug 1, 2015 nikki halverson

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