Feeding South Florida unveiled the fourth annual “Feed Your Creativity” Art Competition March 1. Elementary, middle, and high school students throughout Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Monroe County are invited to participate for the opportunity to have their artwork displayed on one of Feeding South Florida’s semi-trailer truck wrap—a 36-foot moving billboard that travels throughout South Florida.
The art competition is part of Feeding South Florida’s “Summer Hunger Ends Here” initiative, designed to raise the awareness and funds necessary to end summer hunger for children in South Florida. The campaign aims to engage students, parents, teachers, and schools in a critical issue, while also recognizing and spotlighting the talent in our community.
Summer months are some of the most difficult times for South Florida families because when school is not in session, children don’t have access to free or reduced-price school meals, which are relied on by more than 300,000 students.
Feeding South Florida is a sponsor of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, providing meals to kids at Summer BreakSpots—pop-up pantries in low-income communities. Feeding South Florida also assists families at its Community Caring Centers and food pantries, along with other services at both warehouse locations.
“Participating in the art competition allows students the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities while raising awareness about the critical issue of hunger in kids throughout South Florida,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “When school is out for summer, kids of all ages are impacted as they no longer have access to free or reduced meals, leaving them hungry as their family struggles to find additional resources for food.”
The first-place winner’s artwork will be displayed as a truck wrap on a 36-foot tractor/trailer that travels throughout the counties Feeding South Florida serves, as well as at Feeding South Florida’s Pembroke Park warehouse. The winner’s artwork will also be promoted on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
All artwork will be displayed during a Gallery Night May 17, where winners will also be announced. The truck reveal celebration will be held at the school of the first-place winner.
For more information about the competition toolkit, key dates, additional awards, and how to submit final artwork online, click here.