Hunger Action Heroes


Join the Hunger Action Heroes during Comic-Con 2024!

Unleash your inner powers and join us for one (or all!) of our Hunger Action Hero activities during Comic-Con weekend.


Sunday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Comic-Con attendees can attend our panel, “Leveraging the Power of Popular Culture to Inspire Change at Scale,” featuring Hunger Action Heroes, plus speakers from Feeding San Diego and the Comic-Con Museum.

*Comic-Con 2023 attendee badges are required to attend the panel.*



Saturday, July 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Feeding San Diego, 9477 Waples St., Ste 100, San Diego, CA, 92121

Join a Comic-Con-themed volunteer shift and sort food for the community alongside our heroes! Costumes are encouraged, as are food donations. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get a caricature drawn as a hunger action hero!

*Registration is required to attend.*

You Can Be a Hunger Action Hero Too!

Millions of people across the country face hunger while 35% of all food produced is wasted each year. YOU can make a difference! There are many ways to take action:

  • Volunteer at your local hunger relief organization, like Feeding San Diego, to help get food out into the community.

  • Ask your local grocery store, farmers markets, or restaurants if they donate their surplus food to a local food rescue organization like Feeding San Diego, and if they don’t, recommend they start.

  • Get involved with local hunger relief and food rescue organizations like Feeding San Diego.

  • Join or start a green club at your school to help educate other students about the environment and how they can help curb food waste.
  • Compost at home and at school.
  • Make recipes at home using food before it goes bad. For example, make banana bread with overripe, brown bananas.
  • Put leftover food in the freezer if you’re not going to eat it right away.

All actions, big and small, make a difference!

Cut out of Hunger Halter


Who Are the Hunger Action Heroes?

In March 2022, we held an art contest in collaboration with the Comic-Con Museum and asked San Diego County students to submit their idea for a superhero who fights hunger, a Hunger Action Hero. We received over 295 submissions and thousands of votes from the community.

With the help of a Marvel costume designer, we brought the top two heroes, Hunger Halter and Demeter, to life! We’re excited to announce that Hunger Halter and Demeter are back in town for Comic-Con 2023.