Comic Food Rescue Hero Contest

Food Rescue Hero Art Contest K-12


Food Rescue Hereo Comic Book Contest 10-22 Food rescue hero contest


Design a Food Rescue Hero who helps end hunger by saving good food before it goes to waste and getting it to people in need. Explain your hero’s origin story.

Enter for A chance to win PRIZES 

Win tickets to THE 2022 Los Angeles Comic-Con

LA Comic Con

Contest held from Sept 1st to October 29th—on Marvel Halloween Comic Book Extravaganza

Winners will be announced on October 29th—on Marvel Halloween Comic Book Extravaganza

Art Contest Details

Who can enter?

Any student in kindergarten through Grade 12 can enter the contest.

How do I submit my work?

Entries can be submitted a) online (form below) b) by mailing or dropping off to Food Finders, Food Rescue Hero Art Contest, 10539 Humbolt St, Los Alamitos CA 90720.

What is a Food Rescue hero?

A hunger action hero collects extra food from grocery stores, hotels, restaurants, and farms before it goes to waste (food rescue). Then, the hero gets the food to people facing hunger. Your character will rally the community around those who need a little extra help with food assistance and celebrate those who take action.

What should I submit?

You will submit original artwork* and a brief paragraph explaining your hero’s origin story. Make sure to use Food Finders Logo (top) on your design!

*Please use your imagination to create your own hero character. Unfortunately, we cannot accept drawings that include copyrighted characters for example Superman, Wonder Woman, or Spider-Man.

What is an origin story?

Every superhero has an origin story. This story explains how they got their powers and why they decided to help others. When writing a brief paragraph about your character’s origin story, ask yourself:

How did your superhero first decide to end hunger?

What are your superhero’s special powers?

How do they help the world by ending hunger through food rescue?

Artwork Rules & Eligibility

  • Only 1 entry per person allowed
  • Artists must be in grades K – 12.
  • Artwork must be 8.5” x 11” or 11”x17” in size.
  • Show the front and back of the costume and make sure your character’s face is visible.
  • Costume design must include Food Finder’s Logo (top of page)
  • Artwork must be original by the submitting artist. (No drawing of copyrighted characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, or Spider-Man will be accepted.)
  • A one-paragraph origin story must be submitted with the design.
  • Artwork may be hand-drawn using pencils or markers or created digitally.
  • Submit your artwork by Friday October 21, 2022

Acknowledgment and Consent: By submitting the artwork for the child artist, the submitting parent or legal guardian (“Parent”), on behalf of the child artist, represents this artwork is original and was created by the child artist identified in the submission. Parent agrees with the Contest Rules and grants to Food Finders the non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, and worldwide right to copy, make derivative works of, publish and distribute the submitted artwork in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. The parent understands that the child artist will not receive any compensation, payment or royalty for the use of any materials produced for the Food Rescue Hero Art Challenge from Food Finders

Art Contest Prizes

The Top 10 submissions will receive:

Comic Book Art Kit

Blank Comic Book For Kids : Create Your Own Comics With This Comic Book Journal Notebook

The Top 3 submissions will also receive:

Marvel Encyclopedia Book

Sketch Pad and Pencils

With more gifts to be announced!

Key Dates

Top 5 Submissions Announced:

Monday, October  24th, 2022

Winner Announcement:

October 29th—on Marvel Halloween Comic Book Extravaganza

What if I still have Questions

We’re here to help!

Please email, or call (562) 283 – 1400 ext. 112

Food Finders Rescue Hero Art Contest Entry Form

Step 1 of 2

Your Character’s Origin Story: Every superhero has an origin story. The story explains how they got their powers and decided to help others.

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 2 files.


Food Hub in Long Beach Opens

How do you find fresh fruits and vegetables in a “food desert”?

  1. “an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.”

The solution is that Food Finders raises the necessary funds to put a Food Hub in a community that needs fresh produce to eat more nutritious meals.

Saturday, April 30th our first Food Hub in Long Beach had its grand opening. We are excited and proud to partner with so many wonderful community partners to make this happen

Inside the refrigerated Food Hub at Admiral Kidd Park in Long Beach
Fresh Fruits and veggies along with packed non-perishable foods for our community partners.
Celebrating the Food Finders Food Hub in Long Beach
Founder, Arlene Mercer (2nd R) celebrating our Food Hub Grand Opening

Read More in the Long Beach Post.