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Former Browns Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins matching $50,000 in donations to Children’s Hunger Alliance

Former Cleveland Browns teammates Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins will match up to $50,000 in donations to the Children's Hunger Alliance.

"The first podcast in NFL history" is giving back.

On Wednesday, former Cleveland Browns teammates -- and current hosts of The ThomaHawk Show Podcast -- Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins announced that they will match up to $50,000 in donations to the Children’s Hunger Alliance to help feed children in Ohio communities that are being impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"CHA is dedicated to ensuring food-insecure children throughout Ohio have adequate access to food to grow and learn," a press release reads. "The urgency to feed these children is even greater as a result of the coronavirus. The statewide organization is committed to helping feed children who have lost access to meals by working closely with community partners to help meet the needs of children in Ohio."

Thomas and Hawkins hope that Browns legends and the franchise's robust fanbase will help them raise a total of $100,000 through their programs. Those interested can make donations by visiting https://childrenshungeralliance.org/thomahawk/.

Selected in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft (third overall), Thomas enjoyed an 11-year career with the Browns, earning 10 straight Pro Bowl selections. Hawkins came to Cleveland as a free agent in 2014 and recorded 123 receptions for 1,424 yards and 5 touchdowns in three seasons with the team.

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