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Miami Dolphins tackle hunger

MIAMI GARDENS, FL (WSVN/CNN) – It's the season of giving and the Miami Dolphins are doing their part. The team has partnered with others to score big in the fight against hunger.

For the seventh consecutive year, past and present Dolphins in front of Sun Life Stadium teamed up with Lift up America and Tyson Food to tackle hunger.

"I've actually done this every single year I've been here," said Dolphins punter, Brandon Fields. "This is my fifth year doing it in a row, it's a good cause."

Along with mascot TD and numerous volunteers, players helped unload and distribute more than 30,000 pounds of protein, donated by Tyson.

"Come out and do some good for the community," said former Dolphins tight end, Jed Weaver. "Help out some people that are hungry and need some food."

In South Florida alone almost, a million people are struggling to put food on the table, while 36 percent of those affected are children.

The goodwill provided by those involved in the Dolphins' effort will help more than 50 charities affiliated with Feeding South Florida.

Last year, Feeding South Florida distributed 29 million pounds of food to more than 700 non-profit community organizations.

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