We have called Camden, New Jersey home since 1869. It’s why we’ve proudly partnered for years with incredible organizations that provide essential services to Camden residents.
In addition to making monetary donations, we’re committed to volunteering and finding ways for employees to make meaningful improvements in the community.
Learn more about how we’re supporting the work of our community partners.
What they do: Hopeworks helps young people in Camden build strong futures by focusing on skill development, real-world job experience, and trauma-informed care to put them on the path to long-term living wage careers.
In 2000, we provided the initial grant to get the organization off the ground. Over twenty years later, they are still uplifting Camden youth and we’re still finding new and creative ways to support them—from hosting business clothing drives to “Lunch & Learns” about careers in IT and cybersecurity.
What they do: Cathedral Kitchen is the largest emergency food provider in Camden. Established over 40 years ago, they serve more than 100,000 nutritious meals a year to food insecure individuals in the area, in addition to providing culinary job training and various support services.
We provided a founding grant to help launch Cathedral Kitchen and have groups of employees still volunteering monthly to prepare and serve meals at dinner services. At our headquarters, we regularly host events to make sandwiches and assemble cutlery for Cathedral Kitchen’s lunch services.
Our culinary team also leads classes teaching students in Cathedral Kitchen’s Culinary Arts Training Program. They cover everything from how to bake pastries to how to create nutritious and healthy recipes. Our chefs volunteer their time to share their expertise and help build culinary skills. It’s just one of the unique ways we’re able to partner together.
What they do: Camden’s Charter School Network consists of four Camden’s Promise charter schools serving students grades PreK-12 across the city. The network focuses on maintaining a close connection to alumni and assisting them through their post-secondary plans, including colleges and universities, trade schools, the military, and the general workforce.
Over the years, we’ve found different ways to support these Camden schools. This year we were able to donate commercial grade equipment, including a large electric stove. The donations will help students interested in the culinary arts develop skills and experience with real-world kitchen equipment.
We’re also working to create professional development programs with the schools. We are currently planning employee-led, skills-based workshops to help students gain relevant job skills—from how to create a LinkedIn profile to networking and mock interviews.
What they do: The Salvation Army Camden Kroc Center is a 125,000 square foot community center and fitness facility that provides a variety of programs, classes, and social services for the Camden community.
Our funding helped to launch the Kroc Center in 2014 and since then we’ve remained strong partners. Our employees volunteer throughout the year on various projects including:
The work our community partners are doing is helping to improve the community. Those highlighted here represent just a handful of partners across our network. Learn more about the wide variety of organizations we work with in Camden and hear from some local leaders about what this work means to them:
Learn more about the work we’re doing together across our Campbell’s communities.
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