Foundation Recognizes Camden Leaders for Contributions to City
CAMDEN, N.J., Jan 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Campbell Soup Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Campbell Soup Company(NYSE:CPB), today recognized five community leaders for their contributions to the city at a breakfast held at the company’s world headquarters. More than 120 local non-profit leaders attended the breakfast.
The Campbell Soup Foundation Community Awards pay tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of Camden residents. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award received a framed certificate and a $5,000 grant for the organization; the recipient of the Hometown Hero Award received a framed certificate and $1,000; recipients of the Unsung Hero Awards received a framed certificate and $150. This year’s award recipients included:
Campbell also recognized three people with Unsung Hero Awards:
“I am always thrilled to recognize the important work by members of the Camden community, who strive to improve the quality of life in this city everyday,” said Jerry S. Buckley, Chairman of the Campbell Soup Foundation. “Everyone who attended the Campbell Soup Foundation Community Awards Breakfast is dedicated to making Camden a better place to live and to work, and we at Campbell are proud that we can contribute to the meaningful work underway by so many dedicated people.”
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 Responsibility 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 Corporate Social Responsibility report can be accessed in its entirety at www.campbellsoupcompany.com/csr.
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 www.campbellsoup.com.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup CompanyAnthony Sanzio (Media)856-968-4390
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