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Campbell Cares: Our Annual Days of Service


What do a scientist, a marketer, and an accountant have in common? They’re all Campbell employees who volunteered during our annual Campbell Cares Days of Service. Every spring, employees across the country take time to give back to our local communities.

This year we completed over 50 volunteer projects at 24 different locations! From hosting community cleanups and donation drives to preparing and serving meals at local food kitchens, nearly 10,000 employees gave back.

“One of the most important ways we can support our communities is through our people. We have so many wonderful employees willing to lend their skills and talent to give back and show how they care.”

– Kate Barrett, Director, Community Affairs

Giving back through the Campbell Cares Backpack Program

One of our signature initiatives, the Campbell Cares Backpack Program, was held at over 20 of our locations with each site selecting a local non-profit partner as its beneficiary. Employees decorated and filled bags with food and highly requested essential items. This year we were able to provide over 7,500 backpacks to schools and food banks in need.

Employees in Goodyear pose with their filled backpacks
Employees in Goodyear, Arizona show off their decorated backpacks. The team donated over 200 bags filled with food to St. Mary Food Bank.
Employees in Maxton pose with filled backpacks
The Quality Assurance team in Maxton, North Carolina poses with their backpacks. Team Maxton collected over 630 bags in just 5 days!
Employees pose on plant floor
The 2nd shift warehouse team from Paris, Texas organized a fundraiser where the money raised went directly to purchasing items to contribute to their backpack program. The bags were donated to the Crockett Care closet, a local organization that ensures food insecure students have access to healthy meals on nights, weekends, and during the summers.

What we do best: Connecting people through food they love

Food is what we do. And that means that ensuring people have access to delicious, nutritious, and affordable food is a responsibility we take very seriously. We volunteered with many local food banks and community kitchens to not only donate backpacks, but also to make, prepare, and serve food to those in need.

Employees pose with boxes of donated food
Our team in Bentonville, Arkansas donated our favorite—soups and snacks—to their local Salvation Army as one of their service projects.
Employees pose in aprons in Cathedral Kitchen
Members of the Integrated Marketing team volunteered at the Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, New Jersey. They were full-service—prepping and serving meals, busing tables, and cleaning up after!
Employee selfie with Ronald McDonald statue
The Soup and Broth team showed off their chef skills.  They prepared pancakes, bacon, and egg strata for the families and children staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey.

Thriving public spaces

At Campbell, we’re committed to creating more vibrant communities—including thriving public spaces. It’s why many of our volunteer projects were activities like outdoor clean ups and garden projects.

Employees pose outside Cathedral Kitchen sign
Members of the IT team pose outside Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, New Jersey. They spent time sprucing up the building’s exterior landscaping.
Employees pose with cleaning tools
Members of the team in Lakeland, Florida volunteered with Heartland for Children, an organization that is redesigning the local foster care system. As seen here, our team helped landscape, pressure wash, and clean one of their newest properties.
Employees pose with trash pickers
Members of the R&D team have some fun while cleaning up schoolyards and parks in Camden, New Jersey. They volunteered with Trust for Public Land, a non-profit working to connect communities to quality parks and green spaces.

Finding creative ways to serve our local communities

Some teams thought outside the box and worked with organizations to find creative ways to give back and meet the needs of their communities.

Employees pose with bikes
The U.S. Regional Grocery team built and donated 16 bikes to a local Boys & Girls Club chapter.
Employees pose in shed they're building
The Corporate Audit team sits in what will be a community tool shed! The team partnered with Roots to Prevention in Camden, New Jersey to help build an all-natural earthbag shed that will contain simple gardening tools and seedlings.
Employees demolishing home during renovation
Members of the Engineering team hard at work during a house demolition in Camden, New Jersey. They volunteered with the Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society, an organization that rehabs vacant homes and sells them to local families.

Demonstrating care is foundational to who we are as an organization, and Campbell Cares Days of Service are just one way we get to live out our purpose and bring our values to life.

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