Wienermobile spreads cheer, collects goods for food bank

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was in Fort Wayne in November collecting goods for Community Harvest Food Bank.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been handing out Wienerwhistles and good will since 1936. This week, the well-known hotdog shaped vehicle was in Fort Wayne collecting non-perishable items at Kroger to donate to the Community Harvest Food Bank.

According to the Oscar Mayer website, the company started in 1883, when Oscar Mayer and his brother opened a butcher shop in Chicago. When the Wienermobile was first introduced, it was used to take the company spokesperson to various locations in Chicago such as children’s hospitals to hand out Wienerwhistles and spread smiles.

Anyone who would still like to see the famous vehicle can do so at Kroger on 5725 East Coventry Lane on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The final opportunity to see it is on Monday November, 3. It will be dropping off the collected goods at the Community Harvest Food Bank at 10 a.m. on 999 East Tillman Road.

In the meantime, check out our video featuring the vehicle that brings smiles to Oscar Mayer fans everywhere.

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