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

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Five North Carolina-based Organizations to Receive Grants

Campbell Soup Company (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 grantees include five organizations with operations in North Carolina where Campbell has a significant presence, including a Meals & Beverages manufacturing facility in Maxton and a Snacks operations center in Charlotte.

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.

“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. “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.”

North Carolina grantees include Charlotte Food Policy Council, which advocates for policies that build a sustainable, equitable and healthy local food system; Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Foundation, which is creating a new mobile education kitchen unit that will travel to schools to support nutrition education programming in partnership with Campbell grantee, FoodCorps; and Communities in Schools – Robeson County, which focuses on increasing food access for students in Maxton, N.C., especially outside of school time.

A full list of North Carolina grantees is below:

  • Charlotte Food Policy Council
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Foundation
  • Communities in Schools – Robeson County
  • FoodCorps
  • Share Our Strength

Other grant recipients nationwide include:

  • Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
  • Center for Environmental Transformation
  • 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
  • GoNoodle
  • The Greater Philadelphia YMCA
  • Partners for Healthy Schools
  • The Scattergood Foundation
  • 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 (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.

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