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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


Jul 31, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 30, 2014 Shakti Parker
Jul 30, 2014 Terri Miller
Jul 30, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Jul 30, 2014 Thor Flatmoe
Jul 30, 2014 Mark Aziz
Jul 29, 2014 sylvia fritsch
Jul 29, 2014 Luci Graham
Jul 29, 2014 michelle andrus
Jul 29, 2014 Gregory Nielsen
Jul 29, 2014 Tina Schmutz
Jul 29, 2014 Mark Jordan Stop wasting food and we all can eat.
Jul 29, 2014 Therese HABIF
Jul 27, 2014 Sandra Jesionek
Jul 27, 2014 Linda Messer
Jul 25, 2014 Luxcika Krishnapillai
Jul 25, 2014 Annette Gagnon
Jul 25, 2014 Monica Tatton
Jul 25, 2014 Val searson
Jul 25, 2014 E. A. Carden
Jul 25, 2014 Sharon Weidensaul Please address this crisis. We mustn't allow anyone to go hungry. Thank you.
Jul 24, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Jul 24, 2014 Lisa Erickson
Jul 24, 2014 Carmen Williams
Jul 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 24, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 24, 2014 Suzan Ward
Jul 23, 2014 Holly LaGalante
Jul 23, 2014 Julie Martin
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 Diana Spencer Feed Everyone. There are no throwaway people!
Jul 21, 2014 Janice Sprow We should be leading the way not dragging behind
Jul 20, 2014 Carla Banks-Williams The richest country in the world let's a lot of its citizens go to bed hungry.
Jul 20, 2014 Julia Golenkowicz
Jul 18, 2014 rho andrae-lawford
Jul 18, 2014 Richard Bosboom
Jul 18, 2014 Mary Ellen Clasgens
Jul 18, 2014 Claudia Catanescu
Jul 16, 2014 David Addison
Jul 16, 2014 Kristine Andarmani
Jul 16, 2014 jelena skipina
Jul 16, 2014 hanna kühne
Jul 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) share the food!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 15, 2014 Angela Bonner
Jul 15, 2014 Stéphanie Collin
Jul 13, 2014 j.s. simpson
Jul 11, 2014 Gina Curlings
Jul 8, 2014 Monique Lowther
Jul 8, 2014 Mark Hayduke Grenard
Jul 8, 2014 Kenneth Sanchez

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