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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 8,699
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


Sep 15, 2017 Alexandra Smith
Sep 13, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 11, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 5, 2017 Betsy Adams
Sep 3, 2017 Bill Johnson
Sep 3, 2017 Jane Lemison
Sep 3, 2017 Paul O'Hagan
Sep 3, 2017 Fannette Davis
Sep 3, 2017 Oscar Landé
Sep 3, 2017 Jessica Harrison
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2017 Gloria Grotjan
Sep 3, 2017 Judith Westendorf
Sep 3, 2017 Sharyn Wax Too many children & adult go hungry every day. This is supposed to be the land of plenty. It's time for us to catch up with the rest of the world and assure everyone the right to food.
Sep 3, 2017 Gloria Polites American cannot be great when millions of her people are hungry and malnourished.
Sep 3, 2017 Sandra Veillette It is a terrible fact that so many Americans are hungry. How can we be called the "land of plenty" and have so much poverty and not do enough to erase it.
Sep 3, 2017 Lillian Kraemer In this land of plenty, no one should suffer from hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.
Sep 3, 2017 Matea Leon
Sep 3, 2017 cris spiza reilly
Sep 3, 2017 donna selquist
Sep 3, 2017 DIANORA NICCOLINI
Sep 3, 2017 C. Marshall
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2017 Patricia Mackenzie
Sep 3, 2017 Beatrice Costagliola Too much food is THROWN AWAY1
Sep 3, 2017 Beth Williamson
Sep 3, 2017 Tina Pelton
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2017 Lucie Refsland Right to food must be a national priority.
Sep 3, 2017 Jacqueline Spencer
Sep 3, 2017 Linda niro
Sep 3, 2017 Carmen Rodriguez
Sep 3, 2017 Lisa Briggs
Sep 3, 2017 Brynne-Eva Zeff
Sep 3, 2017 Lisa Shantz
Sep 3, 2017 Caroline Chesebrough
Sep 3, 2017 Steven Schueller
Sep 3, 2017 Teresa Foster
Sep 3, 2017 Teresa Foster
Sep 3, 2017 John O'TOOLE
Sep 3, 2017 Frank Bernhard
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 3, 2017 Brad Bronk
Sep 3, 2017 Sue andTim Scholl
Sep 3, 2017 Jean Kuntz
Sep 3, 2017 dawn longo
Sep 3, 2017 LEAH HERZBERG
Sep 3, 2017 Janet White There is no excuse for people to be starving in this country. It is shameful that this should be happening !
Sep 3, 2017 Wilma Butman
Sep 3, 2017 Patrick Clark

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