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Campbell Recognized for Extraordinary Employee Volunteer Program by Points of Light Institute

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CAMDEN, N.J., Jun 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) has received the 2010 Corporate
Engagement Award of Excellence from the Points of Light Institute for
building strong and effective volunteer programs to improve the
communities where it operates.

The Points of Light Institute recognized Campbell’s extraordinary
employee volunteer efforts in its hometown of Camden, one of the
nation’s poorest cities, and especially noted the company’s work on
hunger relief. Campbell partners with local food banks to sort and
distribute food; Campbell chefs teach cooking classes and nutrition
education in local schools; and Campbell employees volunteer at the
Cathedral Kitchen, the city’s largest feeding program.

Campbell’s employee volunteer program is part of its “Nourishing Our
Neighbors” community initiative, which is a key element of the company’s
overall corporate social responsibility program. Campbell’s program
encourages skills-based volunteering to make the most meaningful impact
in local communities. For example, Campbell’s information technology
employees install computer networks at libraries. Campbell estimates
that its U.S. employees volunteer more than 16,000 hours a year.

Campbell’s President and CEO Douglas R. Conant said, “We deeply
appreciate this award, as it recognizes the efforts and dedication of
Campbell employees who freely give of their time and share their
expertise to help others. Our company is absolutely committed to making
a difference in the communities in which we operate and to nourishing
peoples’ lives everywhere, every day.”

Since its inception in 1993, the Points of Light Corporate Engagement
Award of Excellence has been recognized as one of the most prestigious
awards programs honoring outstanding employee volunteer programs.
Campbell met the award’s criteria of excellence which includes
incorporating service as part of its strategic goals, measuring and
evaluating the results of the volunteer program and tackling serious
social problems within its communities.

“As we continue to usher in a renewed surge of civic engagement, we are
seeing an impressive number of organizations stepping up and answering
the call to service,” said Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of Points of
Light Institute. “It is truly inspiring to see companies like Campbell
leading the way, leveraging their unique assets and mobilizing their
employees and retirees to make a meaningful difference in their

Through its “Nourishing” corporate social responsibility program,
Campbell has been widely recognized for making a positive impact in the
workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it
operates. The company has been added to the Dow Jones Sustainability
Indexes, named to the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate
magazine, ranked second in 2008 and 2009 for Best
Corporate Reputation by Boston College Center for Corporate
Citizenship, Reputation Institute
, named to the list of 2010 World’s
Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine and named a Catalyst
Award Winner in 2010. Campbell recently published its 2010 Corporate
Social Responsibility report, which describes the company’s strategies,
policies and programs that will help drive the company toward four
comprehensive goals by 2020. The report can be accessed in its entirety

The Points of Light Corporate Engagement Award support the mission of
Points of Light Institute to inspire, equip and mobilize people to
change the world through volunteer service. The award honors the
company’s overall employee and retiree volunteer efforts highlighting
the strategic vision, organizational policies, practices and community
service programs. It is given once a year at the National Conference on
Volunteering and Service in the summer.

The award was presented in New York City on June 29 during the National
Conference on Volunteering and Service, the world’s largest gathering of
volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, government and
corporate sectors.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked
snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a
portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge
Farm,” “Arnott’s” and “V8.” Through its corporate social responsibility
program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace,
in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell
is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit

About the Points of Light Institute

Points of Light Institute inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take
action that changes the world. The Institute has a global focus to
redefine volunteerism and civic engagement for the 21st century, putting
people at the center of community problem solving. We are organized to
innovate, incubate and activate new ideas that help people act upon
their power to make a difference. Points of Light Institute operates
three dynamic business units that share our mission: HandsOn Network,
MissionFish and the Civic Incubator.

SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company
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