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

Campbell Soup Co. Campbell's headquarters in Camden.

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.