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Campbell Soup Foundation Kicks off 37th Youth Summer Program with $385,000 Donation

Grant Helps 10,000 Camden Area Youth, 25 Nonprofit Organizations

CAMDEN, N.J., Jun 02, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) —

Campbell Soup Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Campbell Soup
Company (NYSE:CPB)
, announced today that it will donate $385,000 to
fund 10,000 Camden-area youth attend summer programs run by 25 nonprofit
organizations.

Through the grants, the Foundation will support summer camp programs
that focus on academics, career exploration, arts and culture and
recreation, providing opportunities for children to participate in a
variety of activities in the summer when they might otherwise be idle.

Jerry Buckley, Chairman of the Campbell Soup Foundation, said, “Our
Summer Program is one of our most rewarding traditions. Through the
years, it has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of Camden’s
children through a wide range of fun and educational activities. We’re
pleased that we can continue this long tradition with our partners in
the community.”

At the kick-off event, students participated in physical and educational
activities run by staff of the Y of Burlington and Camden Counties. This
school-health program called CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child
Health) is designed to encourage healthy food choices and 30 minutes of
moderate to strenuous physical activity every day. CATCH is one of
several programs Campbell is supporting through its recently launched
$10-million commitment to reduce childhood obesity and hunger by 50
percent among Camden’s 23,000 children.

Several new organizations received first-time grants from the Foundation
for the 2011 Summer Program, including:

  • Unity Community Center of New Jersey for its Music Intelligence Program
  • Institute for the Development of Education in the Arts (IDEA) for its
    Education Works summer camp for musical theater, dance and acting
  • Cooper’s Ferry Development Association (Greater Camden Partnership)
    and Rails to Trails Conservancy to support the ongoing construction of
    the Camden GreenWay regional trail network and CYCLE, a youth
    bicycling program
  • Camden Promise Charter School to support services for 100 students for
    the Healthy Living Summer Program at Camden’s Promise and Camden’s
    Pride Charter Schools
  • Appel Farms Arts & Music Center for scholarships for Camden youth to
    attend the Appel Farm Arts Camp

Buckley was joined for the announcement by 50 representatives from 25
Camden-area nonprofit organizations. About 40 students from Holy Name
School attended the event at the Campbell Employee Center courtyard.

The Campbell Soup Foundation has a long history of sponsoring summer
programs for Camden children. Over its 37-year history, the Foundation’s
Summer Program has granted more than $11 million to local organizations
that have provided constructive summers to more than 500,000 Camden
youth. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that
inspire positive change in the communities where Campbell operates,
especially its hometown of Camden.

Campbell is the longest-standing corporate tenant in Camden and the only
Fortune 500 Company headquartered in the city. The company has long been
involved with programs designed to improve the health and physical
activity of children, including Labels for Education, the Alliance for a
Healthier Generation, the Children’s Advertising Initiative and the
Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. Campbell recently unveiled plans
to reduce childhood obesity and hunger in Camden. The company will
invest $10 million over ten years with a focus on providing increased
access to affordable, healthy food, expanding availability of and
participation in physical activity and physical education and increasing
nutrition and health education. Through its “Nourishing” corporate
social responsibility program, Campbell has been recognized for making a
positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the
communities in which it operates. Campbell’s Corporate Social
Responsibility report can be accessed 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 Foundation

Campbell Soup Foundation
Amanda Bauman, 856-342-5264
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