Grant helps 10,000 Camden Area Youth and 26 Nonprofit Organizations
CAMDEN, N.J., Jun 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Campbell Soup Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Campbell Soup
Company (NYSE:CPB), announced today that it will donate $375,000 to
fund summer camp programs this year. The money will help 10,000 Camden
area youth attend 27 summer programs run by nonprofit organizations.
Through grants, the Foundation will support summer camp programs that
specialize in academics, career exploration, arts, culture and
recreation and will provide opportunities for children to participate in
a variety of fun and educational activities during the summer, a time
when they might otherwise be idle.
Jerry Buckley, Chairman of the Campbell Soup Foundation, said, “We’re
proud to continue our tradition of funding summer programs that enable
Camden’s children to enjoy a range of summertime activities. We’re
committed to nourishing our neighbors in Camden through focused
investments, such as the Summer Program, that can make a significant
difference in the lives of Camden residents, especially children.”
Buckley was joined for the announcement by Milford Liss, Executive
Director, Boys & Girls Club of Camden County and representatives from 26
Camden nonprofits. About 150 students from the second through fifth
grades at Octavius V. Catto Community School attended the event at the
East Camden branch of the Boys & Girls Club, along with 75
representatives from the nonprofits. The event included a performance by
the Catto School Choral Group.
The Campbell Soup Foundation has a long history of sponsoring summer
camps for Camden children. Since 1974, the Campbell Soup Foundation has
sponsored the Campbell Soup Summer Program, which supports organizations
that offer Camden’s socially and economically disadvantaged youth a
wealth of summer activities, including arts, education, culture and
recreation activities. Over its 36-year history, the Summer Program has
granted more than $11 million to local organizations that have provided
constructive summers to more than 500,000 Camden youth.
The Campbell Soup Foundation has contributed more than $100 million to
Camden and other area nonprofit organizations over the last 50 years.
The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that inspire
positive change in the communities where Campbell operates, especially
its birthplace and hometown, Camden.
The following programs received grant funding from the Campbell Soup
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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