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Posted: December 08, 2017

Jags Head Coach’s bologna feeds Northeast Florida

Bologna given to Jags Head Coach Doug Marrone, and ultimately donated by Marrone to Feeding Northeast Florida, has now been distributed to areas of need in Jacksonville.
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Bologna given to Jags Head Coach Doug Marrone, and ultimately donated by Marrone to Feeding Northeast Florida, has now been distributed to areas of need in Jacksonville.

By Stephanie Brown

Jacksonville, FL —

While the Jacksonville Jaguars compete this weekend to potentially clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time in years, the post-game meal habits of the Head Coach has grabbed a lot of the attention instead.

But it’s all for a good cause.

Coach Doug Marrone recently said his go-to post-game meal is a bologna and cheese sandwich. The Beef Checkoff and National Hot Dog and Sausage Council responded earlier this week by sending 100 logs of beef bologna to the team, hoping it would fuel the team in their run for the playoffs. In all, the deli meat haul came to about 350 pounds.

During a Wednesday press conference at EverBank Field, Marrone confirmed he would be donating the bologna to those in need in the Jacksonville area.


The donation went to Feeding Northeast Florida’s warehouse Wednesday and was picked up Thursday by the Daily Manna Serving Center Food Pantry, one of Feeding Northeast Florida’s partner hunger-relief organizations. Daily Manna distributed the bologna donation along with other food today during their weekly food distribution event.

Feeding Northeast Florida says Daily Manna is their largest food distributor, serving the North Riverside community, which they say has some of the highest poverty rates in the city.

The Jaguars themselves are putting Marrone’s taste to good use. “Marroney Bologna” sandwhiches will be sold at several locations in the stadium on Sunday’s game, while supplies last. A portion of the sales will benefit the Jaguars Foundation.


The Jaguars play the Seattle Seahawks at 4:25PM Sunday at EverBank Field. You can watch the game on our partner Fox 30 Action News Jax.



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