NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 17, 2019 – Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations as part of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s annual grantmaking cycle and Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the company’s signature philanthropic program. The grantees include seven organizations with operations in Connecticut, including Norwalk, the location of a major operations center for Campbell’s Snacks Division.
The Campbell Soup Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on three key areas: increasing healthy food access; encouraging healthy living; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. The Campbell’s Healthy Communities program is focused on improving the health of young people in communities where Campbell has operations.
“We are proud of our 150-year history of giving back to the communities in which we operate,” said Kim Fortunato, President, Campbell Soup Foundation and Director, Community Affairs. “Campbell and our Foundation are a powerful community partner not only in Camden but in many Campbell communities. In addition to financial support, we are proud of our strong volunteer engagement program that supports our community partners in a variety of ways. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding recipients who are making a significant impact in their local communities.”
Connecticut grantees include Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation, which implements culinary education programs in a variety of settings in Norwalk, including in schools, grocery stores, and community centers; FoodCorps, which trains and places “FoodCorps service members” in schools to help create a culture of health in schools through nutrition education, school gardening, and cafeteria support; and Stepping Stones Museum, which incorporates healthy living and nutrition into its programming, including its exhibits and summer camps.
A full list of Connecticut grantees is below:
- Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation
- Share Our Strength
- United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
- Partners for Healthy Schools
- Stepping Stones Museum
Other grant recipients nationwide include:
- Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
- Center for Environmental Transformation
- Charlotte Food Policy Council
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Foundation
- Communities in Schools – Robeson County
- Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments
- Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
- Edible Schoolyard NYC
- Food Bank of South Jersey
- The Food Trust
- The Greater Philadelphia YMCA
- The Scattergood Foundation
- The Tides Foundation
- United Way of Henry County
- Wellness in the Schools
Founded in 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation provides financial support to local organizations that inspire positive change in communities throughout the U.S. While the Foundation places an emphasis on Camden, N.J., the site of Campbell’s World Headquarters and birthplace of its namesake soup business, its funding also supports other Campbell communities nationally. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor’s 500 and the FTSE4Good Index. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
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