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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


May 22, 2015 delores peddycoart
May 22, 2015 courtney jensen
May 22, 2015 Kerry Baron Everyone HAS a right to food. To allow a child to go to bed hungry is a mortal sin. Our government must guarantee that no child goes hungry. How do we expect children to do well in school, if they are forced to study when hungry?
May 22, 2015 Karen Rodriguez
May 22, 2015 ethel baron
May 22, 2015 wendy berry
May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Harriet Petti
May 22, 2015 Paula Campos
May 22, 2015 Barbara Whitsitt
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May 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2015 Joan Caruso
May 22, 2015 Mia Overall
May 22, 2015 Sarah Soos
May 22, 2015 Ann Latham
May 22, 2015 Joan Powers
May 22, 2015 Dawna Jacques
May 22, 2015 Vickie McManus
May 22, 2015 Diane Cahill
May 22, 2015 julius sagun There is no reason for anyone in America to go hungry no matter how poor a person is. Food should be available to everyone most especially the children, the elderly, and the sick. Unless one decides to.become lazy and depend on somebody else, then that is
May 22, 2015 Heidi Lupardo Everyone in this nation should not wake up or go to bed hungry...Ever!
May 22, 2015 colleen kooser food, water, and shelter are basic human needs and should be a human right
May 22, 2015 Tiffany Wade
May 21, 2015 linda bakel
May 21, 2015 Joanne Montgomery Please take what action you can to stop hunger in our world. X
May 21, 2015 Marilyn Mason
May 20, 2015 Karli Stern
May 19, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 19, 2015 Stephanie Corbin
May 19, 2015 Sharon Kirk
May 19, 2015 Anna Schiskie This is a crime. We need to lead the fight against hunger. We have it right here in America. I read about kids in Appalachia all the time. The inner city kids suffer too. Let's make it a priority to end hunger in the United States.
May 18, 2015 Cindy Colon
May 15, 2015 Sheila Dillon
May 14, 2015 Sheila Dabiri
May 14, 2015 mario bouton
May 14, 2015 Kris McClain
May 13, 2015 Patricia Stratton
May 11, 2015 Rev. Linda Looney
May 9, 2015 Mary Wilson
May 8, 2015 GINNY LIONATTO
May 8, 2015 Danielle Schultz
May 7, 2015 Melanie Young
May 7, 2015 sharon Williams
May 6, 2015 Mihaela Stan
May 4, 2015 Stacy Ping
May 4, 2015 V. Truong
May 3, 2015 Sister James Marie Gross
May 2, 2015 Karrie Hough
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) No one should go hungry.

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