Campbell Soup Company Donates $500,000 to the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden
CAMDEN, N.J. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) announced today that it is making a $500,000 donation to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which recently broke ground in the Cramer Hill section of Camden. Surrounded by community leaders and elected officials including Senator Donald Norcross, and The Salvation Army Kroc Center Administrator Major Paul Cain, Campbell's President and Chief Executive Officer Denise Morrison made the announcement at a press conference held on the 24-acre site.
Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Denise Morrison presents a check for $500,000 to Joe Ventresca, Kroc Center Capital Campaign Chairman, Major Alma Cain, Kroc Center Associate Administrator, Major Paul Cain, Kroc Center Administrator and Major Donald E. Berry, NJ State Commander, The Salvation Army to fund the Campbell Healthy Community Kitchen and support nutrition education programming at the new Kroc Community Center in Camden. (Photo: Campbell Soup Company)
The $500,000 donation will build the Campbell Healthy Community Kitchen within the Kroc Center, which is expected to serve thousands of daily meals and snacks to 350,000 visitors annually. Young people in the Early Childhood Education Center, after school programs and youth organizations will also eat meals served from the kitchen. The Campbell Healthy Community Kitchen will also house an education area, where the donation will help support nutrition, cooking, and various food education programs.
"Giving back to the communities where we live and work is part of Campbell's DNA," said Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Campbell Soup Company. "The new Campbell Healthy Community Kitchen is a perfect way for us to nourish our neighbors and help promote healthy eating and lifestyles. We are proud to partner with the Camden Kroc Center, an important facility that will provide our city's residents with much-needed recreational, health and educational services."
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