At the annual hot dog eating contest, Nathan’s Famous officially present the food to the Food Bank. -PJ Gach
Did you know that every year before the world famous hot dog eating contest in Coney Island held on July 4th, you know the one that’s sponsored by Nathan’s Famous, they donate food to the Food Bank of New York City? Yes! They've been doing that since 2008. This year’s donation, 100,000 hot dogs, will bring the annual donation to a total of 800,000 hot dogs. That's a lot of yummy food!
Wayne Norbitz, the president and COO of Nathan’s Famous and a representative of the nonprofit, the organization is part of the Feeding America network, will participate in the ceremony. It will occur at the contest site. Mr. Norbitz said in a press release, “This is always a highlight of my holiday and it has long been an important part of our July Fourth celebration. We know we are fortunate to be able to host our Independence Day party each year, and the Nathan’s Famous family values its relationship with Food Bank For New York City and applauds all that the organization does to fight hunger.”
“Food Bank is thrilled to join Nathan’s Famous for this wonderful tradition. We are thankful for Nathan’s generous donation which will help us provide more than 83,000 meals to families in need during the summer.” said Alyssa Herman, Chief Development Officer, External Relations, Food Bank For New York City in a press release.
To view the ceremony and the contest, Head on down to Coney Island. The event takes place there on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues. Don’t want to stand in the heat to watch all the action? You can catch it all on ESPN.
To learn more about the Food Bank of New York City, please visit their site. To learn more about the Feeding America, click here. And to learn more about the deliciousness of Nathan’s Famous, click here. Interested in the hot dog contest hall of fame? Want to know how to enter? When it starts? Click here!