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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 25, 2014 Dana Myers Please switch to C-rations of choice or some other "you choose your plate" prepared food requiring nutritious choices. Discharge your obligations responsibly, not politically. Poor kids are victims.
Nov 21, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo
Nov 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 19, 2014 Olga Cotto
Nov 18, 2014 Jose Macedo Porto, Portugal, EU
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 16, 2014 Christine Dettwiler
Nov 15, 2014 Lee Reed
Nov 15, 2014 mary ansel
Nov 14, 2014 Nancy Clayton It is disgusting that we live in a country that does not secure proper nutrition for EVERYONE!!!
Nov 13, 2014 Janice Singer
Nov 13, 2014 Jo Cairns
Nov 13, 2014 cathi basler
Nov 13, 2014 ken jurick
Nov 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 8, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 7, 2014 Ashley Waller
Nov 5, 2014 Mary Sullenberger
Nov 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 4, 2014 Charlie Boyd
Nov 1, 2014 Nicole Chapman
Oct 31, 2014 Al H
Oct 31, 2014 Annette Waddington
Oct 31, 2014 Diane Butler
Oct 30, 2014 Carolyn Long
Oct 30, 2014 Kathi Ridgway
Oct 30, 2014 Cathy Wriedt
Oct 30, 2014 Anne Firsching
Oct 30, 2014 heidi rodriguez
Oct 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2014 Robert Petermann
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please help our American citizens. We need the American government to care more about its own peoples health.
Oct 24, 2014 Pamela Cooper
Oct 21, 2014 Jane McInally
Oct 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 21, 2014 Melody Bell
Oct 21, 2014 margaret frest
Oct 21, 2014 Jacki Hoover
Oct 20, 2014 Carrie Bergey
Oct 20, 2014 Elicia Beckerman
Oct 17, 2014 Margie Gray
Oct 17, 2014 Kim Taylor
Oct 17, 2014 Maria Reis
Oct 16, 2014 dagmar GUANO
Oct 16, 2014 Gloria Carlton
Oct 16, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 16, 2014 Carla Winger

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