Through its annual Community Impact Grant program, the company, along with the employee-led Campbell Soup Foundation, provides support to groups working to increase food access and encourage healthy lifestyles.
In announcing this year’s grant recipients – which support a variety of initiatives, such as food pantries, farmers’ markets, physical activity programs, food waste reduction efforts, nutrition education and development of parks and public spaces – Campbell Soup Foundation President Kate Barrett said the awards reinforce the company’s commitment to “making a positive impact in the communities where we operate.”
“Community Impact Grants empower our employees to give back by nominating organizations that make a meaningful impact in their hometowns,” said Barrett.
The latest round of recipients includes organizations in 26 communities across 16 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico, with 35% being first-time awardees, the company said. Six nonprofits in Campbell’s hometown of Camden also made the list.
According to Campbell, the following groups were selected to receive $20,000 each:
Homeless Youth Connection – Goodyear, Ariz.
Emergency Food Bank – Dixon/Stockton, Calif.
4-H Education Center at Auer Farm – Bloomfield, Conn.
Hartford Food System – Bloomfield, Conn.
Filling in the Blanks – Norwalk, Conn.
Person to Person Inc. – Norwalk, Conn.
Talbot House Ministries of Lakeland Inc. – Lakeland, Fla.
Center for Lay Ministries – Jeffersonville, Ind.
Island Grown Initiative – Hyannis, Mass.
Nutra a un Nino A.C. – Mexico City, Mexico
The Food Group – Minneapolis, Minn.
Youth Farm – Minneapolis, Minn.
Loaves and Fishes – Charlotte, N.C.
Pineville Neighbors Place – Charlotte, N.C.
Roof Above – Charlotte, N.C.
Robeson County Church and Community Center – Maxton, N.C.
After-School All-Stars (Philadelphia and Camden) – Camden, N.J.
The Neighborhood Center – Camden, N.J.
Trust For Public Land – Camden, N.J.
NJ Agricultural Society – Camden, N.J.
The Food Trust – Camden, N.J.
Vetri Community Partnership – Camden, N.J.
Ashland County Community Foundation – Ashland, Ohio
La Soupe Inc. – Cincinnati, Ohio
Open Door of Delta – Napoleon, Ohio
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio – Willard, Ohio
Daily Bread Food Bank – Mississauga, Ontario
The Mississauga Food Bank – Mississauga, Ontario
Family Building Blocks – Salem, Ore.
Marion Polk Food Shares Inc. – Salem, Ore.
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition – Tualatin, Ore.
Growing Gardens – Tualatin, Ore.
Meals on Wheels of Chester County Inc. – Downingtown, Pa.
YWCA Hanover – Hanover, Pa.
Banco De Alimentos Puerto Rico Inc. – Puerto Rico
CitySquare – Paris, Texas
United Way of Lamar County – Paris, Texas
Cache Community Food Pantry – Richmond, Utah
Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee – Franklin, Wis.
Foodright Inc. – Milwaukee, Wis.
Founded in 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation provides financial support to local organizations that inspire positive change with an emphasis on Camden.
The newly announced Community Impact Grants bring Campbell’s Fiscal Year 2023 grantmaking total to more than $2.2 million, according to the company.
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