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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


Mar 31, 2015 sandra brown
Mar 31, 2015 Karen Ray Got my support
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Mar 31, 2015 faith riley
Mar 31, 2015 Juliet Francis
Mar 31, 2015 karen Serio
Mar 31, 2015 megan moore
Mar 31, 2015 Heidi Collins
Mar 31, 2015 Karen Hastings
Mar 31, 2015 Lucille Browder it must be clean food for everyone, no GMO, etc.....
Mar 31, 2015 leslie holliday Demand your rights!
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Mar 31, 2015 Christine Traylor
Mar 31, 2015 Fotescu Ingrid
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Mar 31, 2015 Catharine McEachern
Mar 31, 2015 Christine Henry
Mar 31, 2015 Robin Jackson-Fragola
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2015 Gail Henry
Mar 31, 2015 Marta Storer Access to real food not GMO's
Mar 31, 2015 Cynthia McCoy
Mar 31, 2015 kelly ward
Mar 31, 2015 Antoinette Zeigler
Mar 31, 2015 Mia Hervey
Mar 31, 2015 mara van bree :((((
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Mar 31, 2015 Hannah Peck
Mar 31, 2015 Florence C
Mar 31, 2015 Patricia Rowen
Mar 30, 2015 Ilona Bublicka
Mar 30, 2015 Lonnie Sivola
Mar 30, 2015 Tyson Smith
Mar 30, 2015 Victoria Albers
Mar 30, 2015 Catrina Lynn
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) THERE IS PLENTY IF THE GREED IS STOPPED! NO ONE DESERVES TO BE HUNGRY!!
Mar 30, 2015 Mark Campbell Basic human compassion .
Mar 30, 2015 Maria Soto
Mar 30, 2015 Maile Anthopoulos
Mar 30, 2015 chris obrien
Mar 30, 2015 David Laing
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Jen Orahood
Mar 30, 2015 Greg Brown This is beyond the need for explanation.
Mar 30, 2015 Diane Matchett
Mar 30, 2015 Terri McCarthy
Mar 30, 2015 Kim Anderson Food is a basic human right.
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Denise Crew
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