Our signature community affairs program, Campbell’s Healthy Communities, is a 10-year, $10 million dollar commitment we launched in 2011 to improve the health of young people in Camden, New Jersey. Now in its 10th year, we’re focused on taking the things we learned and incorporating them into what’s next—transforming the school food environment.
Through Campbell’s Healthy Communities, we’re working 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 to:
We’re proud to partner with passionate, talented organizations from a range of sectors as we take a Collective Impact approach to making real, lasting change in our communities.
We’re proud of our progress over the last 9 years. Together with our core nonprofit partners, we’ve:
From the Campbell’s Healthy Communities program we’ve learned what works when it comes to making systemic change in our local communities. Our work in food access and nutrition has uncovered a distinct need to transform the school food environment—from cafeteria equipment, to cooking techniques, to menu reformulation. And that’s what we will focus on next. We’re in the planning stages now, laying the groundwork with some instrumental national partners to address school food and the school food environment.
children receive school meals each day.
invested by 2025 to improve the school food environment for children.
Our initial investments will help create a culture of health throughout the school district and include:
food service infrastructure
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.
procurement and menu changes
Supporting districts in procuring nutritious, local ingredients and re-writing school menus to emphasize those ingredients in a way that’s appealing to kids.
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