Nathan's Famous to Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs

On July 4, 2008 Nathanís Famous will donate 100,000 hot dogs to the Food Bank For New York City, a hunger relief charity that is part of the Americaís Second Harvest network.

Nathanís Famous President Wayne Norbitz will make the donation during his companyís annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY.

ďEach year, Nathanís Famous makes a donation to hunger relief organizations as part of our world famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest,Ē said Wayne Norbitz, president and COO of Nathanís Famous, Inc. ďI am very pleased to announce that this year weíll make our biggest donation ever, a total of 100,000 Nathanís Famous Hot Dogs.Ē

Patrick Mooney, director of Philanthropy at The Food Bank For New York City said: "With its generous donation Nathanís 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 yearís past, the donation will be made at the original Nathanís Famous on Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, NY. The ceremony will happen just before the 2008 Nathanís 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 Nathanís Famous restaurant in Coney Island each July 4th since 1916.

For information on ways to help fight hunger, individuals and corporate entities can visit or Food Bank volunteers will also be present in Coney Island on July 4th, collecting donations from the crowd.