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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 3, 2015 Sister James Marie Gross
May 2, 2015 Karrie Hough
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) No one should go hungry.
May 2, 2015 emek felekoglu just make sure it's healthy food. non gmo!
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 Jayne Mazerra
May 2, 2015 Deanna Watson
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 Sally Langs
May 2, 2015 Alicia Baker
May 2, 2015 Lisa Parsons
May 1, 2015 Charles Koncewicz Feed all Gods people, let no one hunger!
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Judy Walters
May 1, 2015 Bonnie Nuendel No child should be crying from hunger pains.
May 1, 2015 Malinda Jones
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 bobbie fleming
May 1, 2015 Cathie Ferguson
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Brigid A O'Connor
May 1, 2015 Siobhan Lambert
May 1, 2015 Bev Thompson
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Brooke Burgess
May 1, 2015 shelli carlyle
May 1, 2015 phebe watlington fresh water and nutritious food must be provided to all throughout the world..... And next stop, all the creatures that we have in our control. Basic rights for all.
May 1, 2015 Synnove Johnson
May 1, 2015 peter savage
May 1, 2015 Pamela VanDeusen
May 1, 2015 Katy Schain
May 1, 2015 Jeanine Smegal
May 1, 2015 Kimberly Goff
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Brenda Mahone
May 1, 2015 Bruce Orr
May 1, 2015 Shelli Katz
May 1, 2015 Kristin McGuire
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Sandra Pennington That anyone is hungry in our country makes me ashamed.
May 1, 2015 katy harman
May 1, 2015 jane weal
May 1, 2015 rebecca lemesnager Thank you for this opportunity
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 29, 2015 Alicia Godreau
Apr 29, 2015 Maridell Price
Apr 29, 2015 Susanne Tinley
Apr 29, 2015 Angelic Rubalcava
Apr 29, 2015 Melissa Allen

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