CAMDEN, N.J., Feb 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company’s (NYSE:CPB) African American Network (CAAN) will partner with the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) to host a community day event to celebrate diversity during Black History Month. The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, located at 701 Arch Street in Philadelphia.
The event will celebrate the diversity of culture while promoting health and wellness. This is the 35th anniversary of the Museum which has a state-of-the-art facility where visitors can experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture in four exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.
The event will include sampling and coupons for Campbell’s(R) soups, Pepperidge Farms(R) snacks and V8(R) V-Fusion(R) juices. Cooper University Hospital will be conducting cholesterol checks and Philabundance will be collecting food donations during the event. Museum admission is free for the first 500 visitors.
Campbell’s company-wide diversity efforts encourage all employees to bring their uniqueness and individuality to work every day. The company believes that building a diverse and inclusive culture is critical to winning in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the community.
About The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876, presented by PECO is AAMP’s state-of-the-art interactive core exhibition which uses a blend of technology, primary source material, artifacts and stunning graphics to provide insight into the bold and fearless people who dared to challenge conventional attitudes and celebrate their firm belief that African Americans had the right to be free. For more information, visit www.aampmuseum.org.
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.
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