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Goal: 25,000 Progress: 10,288
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


Jun 23, 2018 Donna Delin
Jun 22, 2018 Ashley Meyers
Jun 22, 2018 Christine Lindsey
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Jun 22, 2018 Richard Brigg
Jun 22, 2018 Freya Harris
Jun 22, 2018 Jo Johnson
Jun 22, 2018 Claire Hazelwood
Jun 22, 2018 joanne bramson
Jun 22, 2018 Brigitte Smith
Jun 22, 2018 Konstantina Balaska
Jun 21, 2018 Pam Rossi
Jun 21, 2018 lisa brasher
Jun 21, 2018 Nanalee Gage
Jun 21, 2018 Joseph Tanke The basics of life that most people take for granted should be available to everyone, especially in this country.
Jun 21, 2018 Loraine Lindsey
Jun 21, 2018 Alexine Frank-Cooper Everyone Should Have A Right To Food
Jun 21, 2018 Rosanne Cataldo
Jun 21, 2018 Judith Haefner
Jun 21, 2018 Renee Reyes
Jun 21, 2018 Riitta Salokannel
Jun 20, 2018 J-F Briard
Jun 20, 2018 Robin Ranchau
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Jun 20, 2018 Barbara Beam
Jun 20, 2018 Margarita Perez
Jun 20, 2018 Dayanara Montes De Oca
Jun 20, 2018 ANNA BARRANCO
Jun 20, 2018 Barbara MacDougall
Jun 20, 2018 Gisele Rodrigues
Jun 20, 2018 Renee Vincent
Jun 20, 2018 Kathy Gynane
Jun 20, 2018 Chris Botta
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Jun 20, 2018 Valerie Longo
Jun 20, 2018 WENDY KELLY
Jun 20, 2018 Brenda Roy
Jun 20, 2018 Tricia Kaplan
Jun 20, 2018 Andrea Yanez
Jun 20, 2018 Karl Mortimer
Jun 20, 2018 Alec Pereira
Jun 20, 2018 Nicole Elliott
Jun 20, 2018 Sabrina Lester-Granger
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Jun 19, 2018 Crystal Mitchell
Jun 19, 2018 Emily Lee
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Jun 19, 2018 Patricia Wilburn

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