Our signature community affairs program, Full Futures, was launched in recognition of the vital role schools play in providing daily nutrition to children. This 5-year, $5 million commitment to the school nutrition environment started in 2021 in our hometown of Camden, New Jersey, and expanded to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2023.
In addition to Full Futures, we are also proud to support several multi-year initiatives focusing on improving food access in our communities, including the Camden Food Fund & the Camden Food Security Collective.
Our ten years of work in food access and nutrition during Campbell’s Healthy Communities program uncovered an opportunity to advance the school food environment—from cafeteria equipment, to expanded meal programs, to menu reformulation and more. Schools play a vital role in providing daily nutrition to children, and we believe we can make a meaningful impact on enhancing the school nutrition environment. We are working closely with a broad range of partners, including from public, private, and non-profit sectors.
founding schools in Camden and Charlotte receive direct programming like nutrition education, taste tests, agricultural training, and culinary education.
students supported with programming during the 2022-23 school year in Camden and Charlotte school districts.
invested by 2025 to advance the school food environment for children.
Take a closer look at what our incredible group of cross-sector partners accomplished together in the second year of Full Futures in Camden, New Jersey and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Our initial investments will help advance a positive school food environment throughout the school district and include:
Advancing school meal programs so all students have access to nutritious meals 365 days a year.
Ensuring food service staff and other key stakeholders have the equipment, training, and resources needed to execute successful and nutritious school meal programs.
Expanding the reach and impact of nutrition and culinary education in a variety of school settings and audiences to drive behaviors, awareness, and interest in nutritious food.
Supporting districts in procuring nutritious, locally sourced ingredients and supporting menu creation to emphasize those ingredients in a way that’s centered around students.
Our 10-year, $10-million program concluded in fiscal 2021. We worked to measurably improve the health of young people in our hometowns—with a special focus on Camden—by partnering with nonprofits, schools, health care sites, and food retailers. Together with our core nonprofit partners, we:
Looking ahead, we’re excited to see our Healthy Communities work live on through our support of continuing initiatives like the Camden Food Security Collective, the Camden Food Fund, and our signature program Full Futures.
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