Official Presentation to Take Place at Company’s Annual Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney Island
Jericho, NY, June 30, 2015 – On July 4th, Nathan’s Famous will donate 100,000 of its signature world famous beef hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City. The official presentation will take place during the company’s annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, NY. With this gift, Nathan’s Famous will have donated a total of 800,000 hot dogs to Food Bank For New York City since 2008.
Nathan’s Famous President Wayne Norbitz will present the donation to a representative of Food Bank For New York City, which is part of the Feeding America network.
“This is always a highlight of my holiday and it has long been an important part of our July Fourth celebration,” said Wayne Norbitz, president and COO of Nathan’s Famous, Inc. “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.”
The donation ceremony will occur at the original Nathan’s Famous on Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island, NY, where the annual hot dog eating contest takes place. Each year tens of thousands gather to watch the biggest competitive eating event in the world, while millions watch the event on ESPN.
“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.
About Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.
About Nathan’s Famous
Nathan’s is a Russell 2000 Company that currently distributes its products in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Cayman Islands and ten foreign countries through its restaurant system, foodservice sales programs and product licensing activities. Last year, over 500 million Nathan’s Famous hot dogs were sold. Nathan’s was ranked #22 on the Forbes 2014 list of the Best Small Companies in America and was listed as the Best Small Company in New York State in October 2013. For additional information about Nathan’s please visit our website at www.nathansfamous.com.