Originally posted by jmckee
I find the idea of these competitions kind of disgusting in country where one in six children goes to bed hungry each night.
Nathan's In The News
Nathan's Famous to Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs
On July 4, 2008 Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank For New York City, a hunger relief charity that is part of the America’s Second Harvest network.
Nathan’s Famous President Wayne Norbitz will make the donation during his company’s annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.
“Each year, Nathan’s Famous makes a donation to hunger relief organizations as part of our world famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest,” said Wayne Norbitz, president and COO of Nathan’s Famous, Inc. I am very pleased to announce that this year we’ll make our biggest donation ever, a total of 100,000 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs.”
Patrick Mooney, director of Philanthropy at The Food Bank For New York City said: "With its generous donation Nathan’s Famous has made a significant contribution to our ongoing fight against hunger. Communities throughout New York City will benefit greatly from this gift."
As it has in year’s past, the donation will be made at the original Nathan’s Famous on Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, NY. The ceremony will happen just before the 2008 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, which last year drew tens of thousands of competitive eating fans and millions of TV viewers. The contest has been held the original Nathan’s Famous restaurant in Coney Island each July 4th since 1916.
For information on ways to help fight hunger, individuals and corporate entities can visit www.foodbanknyc.org
or www.secondharvest.org. Food Bank volunteers will also be present in Coney Island on July 4th, collecting donations from the crowd.
We tend to jump to conclusions don't we?