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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


Mar 2, 2015 Scharlene Snowden
Mar 2, 2015 Barbara Scott
Mar 1, 2015 Ferrean Kinnie HELP US!! HEP OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS!!
Mar 1, 2015 Terri nius
Mar 1, 2015 Susan Cowen
Mar 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 1, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Mar 1, 2015 Judith King
Feb 28, 2015 Kara Steffen
Feb 28, 2015 Jeffrey Coen
Feb 28, 2015 N. Katayama
Feb 28, 2015 Marc Gregory
Feb 28, 2015 Deborah Richardt As many in my age bracket can remember being told to clean their plate with the much used phrase of "think of all the starving children in China". How can the U.S. (the land of plenty) not recognize every man, women and child's right to food?
Feb 28, 2015 Liliana Ferreira
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Feb 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 karen mitts
Feb 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2015 Dorniece Stephen
Feb 25, 2015 MARIJE ANSOTEGUI
Feb 24, 2015 Francine Traniello
Feb 24, 2015 Susan Hanlon
Feb 24, 2015 Evette Mumford
Feb 23, 2015 olga Nowakowska
Feb 21, 2015 Reine FOURGOUS
Feb 21, 2015 Jorge Marques
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 19, 2015 mary wheeler,
Feb 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 18, 2015 Jennifer Rusak
Feb 17, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 17, 2015 Noemia Ventura
Feb 17, 2015 Charlene Robillard
Feb 17, 2015 Nicole Daigle
Feb 16, 2015 Angélique Hertig
Feb 16, 2015 michelle melder
Feb 15, 2015 Ian Brown
Feb 15, 2015 Abigail Connors Please make the right to food a reality in the United States. It is shameful that a country with our enormous wealth does not recognize the right of all citizens to have enough to eat. Please!!
Feb 15, 2015 Victoria Peyser
Feb 14, 2015 emilio leone
Feb 13, 2015 Tessa Pou
Feb 13, 2015 Dorothée Lerondeau
Feb 12, 2015 Tatiana Koroleva
Feb 11, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2015 naoto shirogane
Feb 10, 2015 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead

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