Former Clemson DT campaigning to end malnutrition in Peru


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PHOENIX – Kansas City Chiefs defensive end, Jarvis Jenkins, is announcing a Pledge It campaign to end malnutrition in Peru. Jenkins has teamed up with Food for the Hungry (FH) to empower mothers through educational sessions on nutrition, healthy hygiene practices and good feeding habits. These teachings ultimately improve health and reduce chronic malnutrition in the children and adolescents of Huancavelica.

Using the Cascade Model, these sessions are then replicated by the mothers to other families in the community creating a sustainable change that will be effective for many years to come. In addition, FH Peru equips families to start their own home gardens so they can eat high-nutrient plants such as chard, spinach and lettuce.

“It’s not ok that over 50 percent of children under five in Huancavelica suffer from chronic malnutrition,” said Jenkins. “I have been blessed to do what I love every day and I want to use my voice and national platform as part of the NFL to get this percentage to zero. Food for the Hungry has incredible programs and relationships with the people in Huancavelica, I am excited to partner with them to make a lasting difference.”

The first 25 people to pledge at least $0.25 per Chiefs point scored or make a one-time donation of at least $25 will receive an autographed photo. Fans that pledge at least $.50 per Chiefs point scored or make a one-time donation of at least $94 will be entered to win an autographed Jarvis Jenkins Jersey (one winner selected). Finally, fans that pledge at least $2 per Chiefs point scored or make a one-time donation of at least $500 will be entered to win an exclusive Ultimate Fan Experience which includes: Pre-game photos and meet & greet
with Jarvis on the field before the game, an autographed jersey and two game tickets (winner + 1 guest).

*Date/Game TBD. Winner is responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
To participate for the incentives, the pledge or donation must be made by December 1, 2017.

Jenkins’ $20,000 campaign goal is based on team points scored through week 13 of the season. NFL fans can
support the goal by going to www.pledgeit.org and searching “Chiefs”.

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