Selling hot dogs, saving lives and skating this Xmas

A FOOD vendor with a cause is teaming up with Guildhall Square this Christmas.

Thursday, 9th November 2017, 4:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:06 am
What the ice rink will look like in Guildhall Square

Feed Hot Dog Co. is selling its life-saving street food at the Skate Portsmouth ice rink after being named the event’s featured food trader.

Founder Pete Hunt has secured a residency beside the rink and is hoping to sell thousands of hot dogs which, in turn, will help to feed starving children.

Feed Hot Dog Co. works with charity Plump’d.

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Pete Hunt, owner of Feed Hot Dog Co Picture: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Pete spent a year researching ideas and potential charity partners for his venture.

For every hotdog sold, a packet of life-saving ‘Plumpy’nut’ is sent to a program that treats children suffering from malnutrition.

Pete said: ‘We’re stoked to be working with Skate Portsmouth,

‘The ice rink in Guildhall Square is an awesome addition to the city’s festivities and it’s great to be a part of it.

Pete Hunt, owner of Feed Hot Dog Co Picture: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

‘This will be our longest residency to date and we’re super excited to think about the impact we can have on world hunger over the holidays.’

The company will be putting a festive twist on its produce for the event as it hopes to get 150,000 packets of Plumpy’nut to Yemen.

An alpine-style chalet will be set up to overlook the 646sq m ice rink, which opens on November 18 for six weeks – except Christmas Day – from 10.30am to 11pm.

Skate Portsmouth organisers said: ‘We are very excited to be bringing a high-quality festive family event to Portsmouth, and very happy to announce our partnership with Feed Hot Dog Co.

‘Local to Portsmouth, Pete and his crew come highly-recommended through many events in Portsmouth and further afield.

‘Feed support an incredibly worthy cause while delivering absolutely incredible hot dogs, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board.’