Campbell Soup Foundation community grants honor 12 N.J. organizations

By Eric Strauss
Camden | May 1, 2019 at 10:55 am

The Campbell Soup Foundation has chosen its 2019 Community Impact Grant recipients, with 31 nonprofits receiving a total of $595,000 — including several organizations in the food company’s home city of Camden.

Campbell Soup Co. said in a news release that its grantmaking focuses on three areas: increasing healthy food access, encouraging healthy living and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods.

“The Campbell Soup Foundation is a powerful community partner not only in Camden, but in many Campbell hometown communities,” Kim Fortunato, president of the foundation and the company’s director of community affairs, said in a prepared statement. “In addition to financial support, we are proud of our robust 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.”

Grant recipients include these Camden-based nonprofits:

  • After-School-All-Stars;
  • Camden Health and Athletic Association;
  • Camden Lutheran Housing;
  • Cathedral Kitchen;
  • Center for Environmental Transformation;
  • Respond Inc.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey;
  • Saint Joseph’s Carpenter Society;
  • The Trust for Public Land;
  • UrbanPromise; and
  • Vetri Community Partnership.

In addition, Elijah’s Promise Food Bank in East Brunswick was another of the grant recipients.

Eric Strauss | estrauss@roi-nj.com | acerimrat