Employee-led program strengthens Campbell communities
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) and the Campbell Soup Foundation today announced $800,000 in Community Impact Grants to 40 nonprofit organizations positively impacting communities where Campbell operates. The grants provide support to organizations that increase food access, encourage healthy living and nurture Campbell neighborhoods. The latest round brings Campbell’s fiscal 2023 grantmaking total to more than $2.2 million.
“Campbell is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate,” said Kate Barrett, President of the Campbell Soup Foundation. “Community Impact Grants empower our employees to give back by nominating organizations that make a meaningful impact in their hometowns.”
Each year, Campbell employees nominate and invite local organizations to apply for grants. The Foundation’s employee-led, all-volunteer Executive Committee reviews applications for final approval by its Board of Trustees. The grants support a variety of programs including food pantries, farmers’ markets, initiatives to reduce food waste and increase nutrition education, physical activity programs, and the development of parks and public spaces. This year’s grantees include organizations in 26 Campbell communities from 16 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico. 35% of this year’s recipients are first-time awardees.
The following grantees will receive $20,000 each:
- Ashland, OH – Ashland County Community Foundation
- Bloomfield, CT – 4-H Education Center at Auer Farm
- Bloomfield, CT – Hartford Food System
- Camden, NJ – After-School All-Stars (Philadelphia and Camden)
- Camden, NJ – The Neighborhood Center
- Camden, NJ – Trust For Public Land
- Camden, NJ – NJ Agricultural Society
- Camden, NJ – The Food Trust
- Camden, NJ – Vetri Community Partnership
- Charlotte, NC – Loaves and Fishes
- Charlotte, NC – Pineville Neighbors Place
- Charlotte, NC – Roof Above
- Cincinnati, OH – La Soupe Inc.
- Dixon/Stockton, CA – Emergency Food Bank
- Downingtown, PA – Meals on Wheels of Chester County, Inc.
- Franklin, WI – Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
- Goodyear, AZ – Homeless Youth Connection
- Hanover, PA – YWCA Hanover
- Hyannis, MA – Island Grown Initiative
- Jeffersonville, IN – Center for Lay Ministries
- Lakeland, FL – Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland, Inc.
- Maxton, NC – Robeson County Church and Community Center
- Mexico City, Mexico – Nutra a un Nino, A.C.
- Milwaukee, WI – Foodright, Inc.
- Minneapolis, MN – The Food Group
- Minneapolis, MN – Youth and Farm Market Project
- Mississauga, Ontario – Daily Bread Food Bank
- Mississauga, Ontario – The Mississauga Food Bank
- Napoleon, OH – Open Door of Delta
- Norwalk, CT – Filling in the Blanks
- Norwalk, CT – Person to Person, Inc.
- Paris, TX – CitySquare
- Paris, TX – United Way of Lamar County
- Puerto Rico - Banco De Alimentos Puerto Rico Inc.
- Richmond, UT – Cache Community Food Pantry
- Salem, OR – Family Building Blocks
- Salem, OR – Marion Polk Food Shares, Inc.
- Tualatin, OR – Black Food Sovereignty Coalition
- Tualatin, OR – Growing Gardens
- Willard, OH – Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio
Since 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation has provided financial support to communities throughout North America where Campbell employees live and work, with a focus on increasing healthy food access, encouraging healthy living and nurturing neighborhoods. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee. To learn more about the Foundation and Campbell’s community affairs programming, visit campbellsoupcompany.com/our-impact/community/.
About Campbell Soup Company
For more than 150 years, Campbell (NYSE: CPB) has been connecting people through food they love. Generations of consumers have trusted Campbell to provide delicious and affordable food and beverages. Headquartered in Camden, N.J. since 1869, Campbell generated fiscal 2022 net sales of $8.6 billion. Our portfolio includes iconic brands such as Campbell’s, Cape Cod, Goldfish, Kettle Brand, Lance, Late July, Milano, Pace, Pacific Foods, Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Snyder’s of Hanover, Swanson and V8. Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the environment. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 as well as the FTSE4Good and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Indices. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.