Jaguars' defensive tackle Marcus Stroud and rookie offensive tackle Mike Pearson will represent the Jaguars at 12:00 noon on Monday, August 5 at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel as part of the Campbell's Chunky/ NFL Tackling Hunger 2002 program.
Stroud will represent his defensive line mates at this year's event. And to add to past year's success, Pearson will represent the Jaguars as the team's "hungriest" player. Both athletes will weigh-in separately on an oversized soupspoon scale in which their weight will be measured in cans of soup. Campbell's will donate 10 times their combined weight, in cans of soup to Jacksonville's LSS Second Harvest Food Bank. As of the start of training camp, the combined weight of both players was 625 pounds.
The weigh-in will take place in the Rope Room at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel at 12:00 noon during the regularly scheduled media availability period during training camp. The event is not open to the public.
Tackling Hunger 2002 is a season-long program that begins in the summer with the NFL pre-season weigh-ins. During the summer months, food banks experience a drop off in food donations, so the weigh-in programs come at a crucial time of the year. Campbell's also leads nationwide initiatives throughout the NFL season to support the fight against hunger and help communities tackle hunger as well.
Since 1997, Campbell's and the NFL have worked together to tackle hunger resulting in over 26 million pounds of food being distributed to food banks across the nation. In 2001 alone, Campbell's donated over 6 million cans of soup and hopes to eclipse that total this season.