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Food

Pound for Vote, L.A.'s 'Official' Hot Dog Means Hungry Folks Get Fed

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The lighthearted campaign to make the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog the "Official Hot Dog of Los Angeles" comes out with a win for two sides: Hot Dog lovers, and those who are in need of food.As incentive during the late-summertime campaign, Farmer John pledged to donate a pound of food for every vote cast in favor of the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog. Tomorrow, they will present 52,559 pounds of food to Union Rescue Mission Food Bank and Angel Harvest Food Bank, which is double what they anticipated and had originally aimed to donate. At tomorrow's midday event, Farmer John will have the help of by 2010 MLB All-Star and avid foodie and campaign supporter Andre Ethier and Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge.

The duo will proclaim the Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog as "Official," as well as serve lunch to the people at the Union Rescue Mission.