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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

Nov 29, 2015 Tiffany Ash
Nov 29, 2015 Elizabeth Yahn
Nov 29, 2015 Ann Phelps
Nov 28, 2015 frances surratt
Nov 27, 2015 Wilhelmina Edelston
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Nov 27, 2015 Ronald Tanguy
Nov 26, 2015 Farrah Townsend
Nov 25, 2015 Penny Fleischman
Nov 25, 2015 Lisa Ofstedal
Nov 24, 2015 Nancy Hill
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Nov 20, 2015 Kim Zwicker
Nov 17, 2015 Steve Conrad
Nov 17, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 16, 2015 Tyler Gegg
Nov 16, 2015 Kelly Gegg
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Carol McMahon
Nov 14, 2015 Kendra Baughn
Nov 14, 2015 Noel Schornhorst
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Nov 9, 2015 Natalie Alexander
Nov 8, 2015 Iris Mueller
Nov 8, 2015 Andrelene Babbitt
Nov 5, 2015 Sherry Spurling
Nov 3, 2015 Tracy Mallon
Nov 2, 2015 Melodie Gingras
Nov 1, 2015 Tina Davis
Nov 1, 2015 Ana Mendes
Nov 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) In our rural MN county, it is elderly people most food insecure. These people have worked all of their lives, but pensions and SSI haven't kept up with rising food costs. Very little protien is available in food banks either.
Nov 1, 2015 Kim Engler I have known what it is like to have been a child whose family was food insecure. We are one of the richest nations. This shouldn't happen.
Nov 1, 2015 Jamel Bankos
Oct 30, 2015 Júlia Asbóth
Oct 28, 2015 Laurie Funderburk
Oct 27, 2015 Jessica Robinson
Oct 25, 2015 Priscilla Smith
Oct 24, 2015 Orva M Gullett
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Oct 22, 2015 Kevin Cummings Become a Human Being.
Oct 20, 2015 Rosie Albanese
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Oct 20, 2015 Roberta Thurmond
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Oct 20, 2015 Heidi Francis
Oct 17, 2015 Sonya Thurman

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