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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 9,073
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 Trump and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley 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 Trump and Ambassador Haley,

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 24, 2018 Jean McDermott
May 21, 2018 Aliyah Khan
May 18, 2018 Juanita Vela
May 17, 2018 Danuta Baziuk
May 16, 2018 Dan and Paula Fogarty
May 11, 2018 Angel Woytovich
May 9, 2018 Sherri Hickman
May 8, 2018 Nicole Hadjieva
May 7, 2018 Yvonne Fourgous
May 3, 2018 Sara Vilhena
May 2, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 2, 2018 Janis Higgins
May 2, 2018 Nancy Batezel
May 2, 2018 Karen Bunch
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May 2, 2018 Robert Reed
Apr 29, 2018 Patricia DeLuca
Apr 25, 2018 Joanne Ferguson
Apr 25, 2018 Kelly Brauner
Apr 24, 2018 Neil Brauner
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Apr 24, 2018 Deborah Boychuk
Apr 24, 2018 Lindsey Novitske
Apr 24, 2018 Candace Neustein
Apr 24, 2018 Mark Stonkus
Apr 24, 2018 Breien Fernandez
Apr 24, 2018 Jason Glick Thank the Lord for the Lower School PYP Poverty Group.
Apr 24, 2018 Veronica Guinazu
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Apr 24, 2018 Niamh Buckley
Apr 24, 2018 Valentina Bastos
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Apr 24, 2018 Jorge Natera
Apr 24, 2018 kendall Likosar
Apr 24, 2018 Kris McCullough
Apr 24, 2018 India Patel
Apr 24, 2018 Jade Hodge
Apr 24, 2018 Grace Nyanchoka I believe that anyone and everyone should be able to access necessities to make their life better in the community. We should all support each other
Apr 24, 2018 Vinny Campanaro
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Apr 24, 2018 Randi Entine
Apr 24, 2018 Jae Hodge
Apr 24, 2018 Julie Scheidegger
Apr 24, 2018 Jim Scheidegger
Apr 24, 2018 Andrew Young
Apr 24, 2018 Harrison Konsker
Apr 24, 2018 Joey Meirson
Apr 24, 2018 Melissa Aguilar
Apr 24, 2018 Rubenstein Lila

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