CAMDEN, N.J., Sep 01, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced today it
will contribute more than $2 million of food products, including soup,
beverages and baked snacks, to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Campbell will also match employee contributions dollar for dollar made
to the disaster relief assistance up to a total of $150,000.
Additionally, the Campbell Soup Foundation will make a donation of
“Campbell Soup Company and its employees are eager to help. We
hope that the food products that we are donating will help provide
some comfort and nourishment to the victims of this disaster,” said
Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and CEO. “While all of our
Campbell employees in the region are safe, our sympathies go out to
all of those who have been so tragically affected.”
Campbell will coordinate its product donations through America’s
Second Harvest food bank, which is working directly with the American
Red Cross, the Salvation Army and other relief agencies in the
affected areas. The company’s matching funds will be directed to the
American Red Cross’ Katrina Relief Fund.
Campbell will be sending cases of Campbell’s(R) condensed soup,
Campbell’s(R) ready-to-serve soup, V8(R) beverages and Pepperidge Farm
products. The food will help feed the victims of Hurricane Katrina,
including those who are being relocated from New Orleans’ Superdome to
Houston’s Astrodome. Campbell will also be working closely with its
retail teams and retail partners to identify additional opportunities
to help transport the donations.
Earlier this year, Campbell Soup Company, its foundation and
employees, provided $635,000 to the victims of the Asian tsunami.
Campbell is also an active partner with America’s Second Harvest in
the effort to fight hunger.
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high quality soup, sauces, beverage, biscuits, confectionery and
prepared food products. The Company is 136 years old, with nearly $7.1
billion in annual sales and a portfolio of more than 20 market-leading
brands. For more information on the company, visit Campbell’s website
on the Internet at www.campbellsoup.com.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company Beth Jolly, 856-968-4301 [email protected]