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Transcript: Football Stars Feed Hungry Kids


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Locator: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Brandon Chubb: “We’re going to huddle up and then we’re going to break into assembly line fashion.  I’m going to be in the truck. Grant’s in the middle.
(turns to his players) Food on three.  1-2-3, food!”

This team has a clear plan for game day.

Brandon Chubb: “We’ve got the waters, the milk, the lunches, the produce.”  

On any given Sunday, there is only one victory that matters here: Feeding hungry kids in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Brandon Chubb: “Middle school and elementary school kids don’t have that school lunch. With the type of situation they are in, sometimes you just don’t have food on Sundays.”

Calling the plays is Brandon Chubb, captain of the Wake Forest University football team. He’s also an active member of Ben Hill United Methodist Church back home in Atlanta.

Brandon Chubb, Linebacker, Wake Forest University: “I’m a college student, I don’t have a lot of money, but what I can do is give my time, I can give back. I can give my wisdom and I can give my heart.”

Chubb volunteers with H.O.P.E., “Help Our People Eat.” Retired pediatrician Marty Tennille founded H.O.P.E. with her husband Ben and her church, Centenary United Methodist, after seeing a need among her patients.

Dr. Marty Tennille, Founder, H.O.P.E.:  “On Monday mornings I’d take food to have it in the office, because so many of the children I saw were hungry. What they needed was food and attention.”

Brandon Chubb: “This will feed 1100 people today.”

H.O.P.E. relies on young leaders like Chubb to deliver big plays.  

Chubb leading prayer: “God thank you for this day. Thank you for all the volunteers who
came out today to serve these children in need.”

In just two years, H.O.P.E. has served 65,000 meals. Today, they’ll make nine stops at public housing complexes and community centers.

(Music sound from truck)

Brandon Chubb: “It’s feeding a relationship, feeding a soul, a child that needs someone to look up to or feels like there is no hope.”

Brandon coaching the kids “Now we’re ‘gonna get tackles right? Uh,huh.  We’re going to get touchdowns right?”

An economics major, Brandon invests his Sundays and his influence to reach kids, and recruit other student-athletes to mentor alongside him.

Sam Boesch, Wake Forest Volleyball Team: “Brandon is a leader by example.
Other people see him doing things like this and they’re like, 'I want to be like Brandon Chubb.'”

Dezmond Wortham, Tailback, Wake Forest University: “You follow him because he is a good person and you know he means well.”  

Grant Dawson, Linebacker, Wake Forest University: “For me, I’m just thinking if that’s what he’s doing, then that’s probably something I should be doing, too.”

Demetrious Williams, Age 9: “He tells me to get good grades, be good in school, and work hard and just be a champion.”

Mary French: Parent: “For a little boy, who’s nine-years-old, to have a big football player come to spend time with him, that’s something big.”

Brandon Chubb: “It’s a great idea. It’s great for the community. More people need to know about it. So, I’m just trying to get it out there and use my platform to spread the word.”

(Chubb saying goodbye to boy) “Hey, stay out of trouble alright?”