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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


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 21, 2014 ALFRED PAPILLON
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
Oct 14, 2014 L X
Oct 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2014 sonya ash pryor Starving someone into having sex against their will is not work. It is rape.
Oct 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 11, 2014 Donald Martin
Oct 11, 2014 Constance A. Stinson
Oct 10, 2014 JULIANA de Andrade Volpini
Oct 9, 2014 Diane Gravette
Oct 9, 2014 helgaleena healingline
Oct 8, 2014 Marcia Mery
Oct 5, 2014 Joey Stevenson
Oct 5, 2014 imaan selim
Oct 4, 2014 Patricia Slevc
Oct 3, 2014 Rita Hughes
Oct 3, 2014 Grace Byrne
Oct 3, 2014 barbara dobson Please feed our poor. Every human being can contribute but only if healthy and fed.
Oct 3, 2014 Helen Truitt
Oct 2, 2014 kortney fike
Oct 2, 2014 Judith Johnson
Oct 2, 2014 mieke wilms
Sep 30, 2014 samuel Goodwin-walton
Sep 30, 2014 Liz Power
Sep 28, 2014 Susan Byrd
Sep 27, 2014 Joanne Barrett
Sep 27, 2014 Kevin Lyerla
Sep 26, 2014 Anastasia Lamers
Sep 26, 2014 Carla Dummerauf
Sep 25, 2014 Diane Angelini
Sep 25, 2014 Kathleen Cobb We need to take care of our hungry Americans now
Sep 25, 2014 Kathie Woodard
Sep 25, 2014 Melanie Poole Please don't allow us to be ashamed that one of the richest countries in the world (a so called leader) doesn't do something NOW to change every American's right to food! Thank you in advance for doing the right thing.
Sep 25, 2014 donielle joslyn
Sep 25, 2014 Allen Moore

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