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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 7,891
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


Jun 21, 2016 Suzanne Jensen The Moringa Oleifera tree. I understand through research the tree contains all the elements for good nutrition. Why aren't these being cultivated in areas conducive to growth. The nutrients are in every part of this tree.
Jun 21, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 21, 2016 Sue Ellen Lupien
Jun 17, 2016 (Name not displayed)
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Jun 12, 2016 Sherry Horne Taylor
Jun 12, 2016 Lens Lucas
Jun 10, 2016 Martine Macmillan
Jun 9, 2016 natalie Walters
Jun 8, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Jun 7, 2016 Carolyn Barker
Jun 5, 2016 Ellen Gehringer
Jun 5, 2016 Tina Humphrey So basic, yet profoundly important.
Jun 4, 2016 Gail Clark
Jun 4, 2016 (Name not displayed) I think programs like this should be all over
Jun 3, 2016 Sharon Kavanaugh
Jun 3, 2016 tasha j
May 29, 2016 Antoinette Mauro
May 29, 2016 Suzie Awad
May 28, 2016 Dennis Horvitz
May 26, 2016 Deborah Lombardi
May 26, 2016 Elena Babkin
May 26, 2016 Angelica Marcano
May 26, 2016 Алексей Жезлов
May 24, 2016 Dalit Matatyaho PhD
May 24, 2016 Laurie Knapp This is a right of life. Every single American should have enough food.
May 23, 2016 Laurinda Santos
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 20, 2016 Linda Lee
May 18, 2016 Hope Gmyrek
May 18, 2016 Susan Garton
May 18, 2016 Marsha McIntire
May 15, 2016 Jenny Geyer No one should go hungry in this WORLD!!!!
May 15, 2016 Denise Cronin
May 15, 2016 Sondra Morales
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 7, 2016 Dawn Mcbee
May 6, 2016 Susan Brittain
May 6, 2016 choky alvarez
May 6, 2016 Joe Field
May 6, 2016 donna gardner
May 6, 2016 Karl Hoermann
May 4, 2016 Amber Stephens
May 3, 2016 Martine Hans
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2016 Fiora Nielsen
May 1, 2016 Sarah Rogozinski
May 1, 2016 (Name not displayed) We shouldn't have to sign a petition for this in our country. Sickening!!

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