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October 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT

The Campbell Soup Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Grants to Strengthen and Empower Healthy Communities

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2019-- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations as part of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s annual grantmaking cycle and Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the company’s signature philanthropic program.

The Campbell Soup Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three key areas: increasing healthy food access; encouraging healthy living; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. The Campbell’s Healthy Communities program is focused on improving the health of young people in communities where Campbell has operations. The 22 grantees are located primarily in Campbell’s hometown communities of Camden, N.J.; Norwalk, Conn.; Charlotte, N.C.; Maxton, N.C.; and Napoleon, Ohio.

“We are proud of our 150-year history of giving back to the communities in which we operate,” said Kim Fortunato, President, Campbell Soup Foundation and Director, Community Affairs. “Campbell and our Foundation are a powerful community partner not only in Camden but in many Campbell communities. In addition to financial support, we are proud of our strong volunteer engagement program that supports our community partners in a variety of ways. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding recipients who are making a significant impact in their local communities.”

The grantees include:

  • Center for Environmental Transformation, which educates community members in Camden about urban agriculture, with a specific project focused on building, maintaining, and teaching in school gardens.
  • Communities in Schools – Robeson County, which focuses on increasing food access for students in Maxton, N.C., especially outside of school time.
  • Wellness in the Schools, a longtime partner in Campbell’s Healthy Communities signature program, operates in several locations across Campbell’s footprint to bring healthier food to kids in schools, with a focus on nutrition education and menu change in the cafeteria.

Below is the full list of grant recipients nationwide:

  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Center for Environmental Transformation
  • Charlotte Food Policy Council
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Foundation
  • Communities in Schools - Robeson County
  • Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments
  • Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Edible Schoolyard NYC
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • The Food Trust
  • FoodCorps
  • GoNoodle
  • The Greater Philadelphia YMCA
  • Partners for Healthy Schools
  • The Scattergood Foundation
  • Share our Strength
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • The Tides Foundation
  • United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
  • United Way of Henry County
  • Wellness in the Schools

Founded in 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation provides financial support to local organizations that inspire positive change in communities throughout the U.S. While the Foundation places an emphasis on Camden, N.J., the site of Campbell’s World Headquarters and birthplace of its namesake soup business, its funding also supports other Campbell communities nationally. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, "Real food that matters for life's moments." For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet's natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor's 500 and the FTSE4Good Index. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.

Source: Campbell Soup Company

Amanda Pisano
856-342-8590
Amanda_Pisano@campbellsoup.com

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