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Campbell Soup Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Receive Funds to Strengthen and Empower Healthy Communities

Campbell Soup Company (CPB) today announced the 31 recipients of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s 2019 Community Impact Grants totaling $595,000.

Campbell Soup Foundation grantmaking aligns with three focus areas: increasing healthy food access; encouraging healthy living; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. This year’s 31 recipients are located in Campbell’s hometown communities of Camden and East Brunswick, New Jersey; Bloomfield and Norwalk, Connecticut; Charlotte and Maxton, North Carolina; Napoleon and Willard, Ohio; Tualatin and Salem, Oregon; Hanover and Downingtown, Pennsylvania; Paris, Texas; Richmond, Utah; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“The Campbell Soup Foundation is a powerful community partner not only in Camden but in many Campbell hometown communities,” said Kim Fortunato, President, Campbell Soup Foundation and Director, Community Affairs. “In addition to financial support, we are proud of our robust 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.”

This year’s grantees include:

  • Urban Gleaners, which focuses on healthy food access in Tualatin, Oregon, by collecting fresh food before it can go to waste and delivering it to hungry children and families;
  • After-School-All-Stars, which operates programs in Camden that provide a minimum of 60 minutes of structured health and fitness activities to kids after school; and,
  • The Northeast Texas Trail Coalition, who is working to “re-cycle” a rail banked corridor in Paris, Texas, into pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails to allow for safe exercise and transportation, including safe bike routes to school.

Below is the full list of grant recipients:

After-School-All-Stars – Camden, New Jersey

Boys and Girls Clubs of Paris – Paris, Texas

Cache Community Food Pantry – Richmond, Utah

Camden Health and Athletic Association – Camden, New Jersey

Camden Lutheran Housing – Camden, New Jersey

Cathedral Kitchen – Camden, New Jersey

Center for Environmental Transformation – Camden, New Jersey

Connecticut Food Bank – Norwalk, Connecticut

Elijah's Promise – Food Bank – East Brunswick, New Jersey

Food Rescue US – Norwalk, Connecticut

Foodshare – Bloomfield, Connecticut

Friends of Zenger Farm – Tualatin, Oregon

Girls on the Run – Charlotte, North Carolina

Lamar County Food Pantry – Paris, Texas

Marion–Polk Food Share – Salem, Oregon

New Hope Ministries – Hanover, Pennsylvania

Northeast Texas Trail Coalition – Paris, Texas

Person to Person, Inc. – Norwalk, Connecticut

Respond, Inc. – Camden, New Jersey

Restoring Hope Center, Inc – Maxton, North Carolina

Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey – Camden, New Jersey

Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society – Camden, New Jersey

Schoolyard Farms – Tualatin, Oregon

The Ohio State University (Camp Palmer) – Napoleon, Ohio

The Trust for Public Land – Camden, New Jersey

Urban Gleaners – Tualatin, Oregon

UrbanPromise – Camden, New Jersey

Vetri Community Partnership – Camden, New Jersey

Victory Garden Initiative – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Willard Hope Center – Willard, Ohio

YMCA of Greater Brandywine – Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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, it’s funding also supports other Campbell communities nationally. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee. Campbell employees nominate eligible nonprofits for consideration for funding.

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 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo. To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use, visit www.whatsinmyfood.com.

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