Campbell Soup Foundation gives out $1.5M in grants for healthy living

Camden-based Campbell Soup Co. announced it has provided more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations “to strengthen and empower healthy communities.”

The donations come as part of the Campbell Soup Foundation’s annual grantmaking cycle and Campbell’s Healthy Communities, the Camden-based company’s philanthropic program.

The cycle focuses on three key areas: increasing access to healthy food; 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 operates.

“We are proud of our 150-year history of giving back to the communities in which we operate,” Kim Fortunato, president, Campbell Soup Foundation and director, community affairs, said.

“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.”

The New Jersey grantees include:

Nationwide grant recipients include:

  • Charlotte Food Policy Council;
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Foundation;
  • Communities in Schools – Robeson County;
  • Community Food Action at New Settlement Apartments;
  • Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation;
  • Edible Schoolyard NYC;
  • GoNoodle;
  • Partners for Healthy Schools;
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children;
  • United Way of Coastal Fairfield County;
  • United Way of Henry County.