More Than 1,200 Campbell Employees Volunteer for "Make a Difference Week"

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More Than 1,200 Campbell Employees Volunteer for "Make a Difference Week"

Week-Long Effort Focuses on Reducing Hunger and Childhood Obesity
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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 9:00am

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 24, 2011 - Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is expecting a record-breaking turnout of employees who will participate in the company's annual week of service, "Make a Difference Week," which consists of 90 volunteer projects across the region this year. Approximately 1,200 employees, will participate in activities to support Campbell's commitment to improving the health of young people by reducing hunger and childhood obesity. Campbell's "Make a Difference Week" will result in over 3,600 employee service hours and $50,000 in grants to partner non-profits. 

As part of its "Nourishing Our Neighbors" community program, Campbell employees will participate in projects ranging from sorting and boxing food at the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken and at Philabundance in Philadelphia; prepping community gardens with the Camden Children's Garden and gleaning produce for donation at local farms with Farmers Against Hunger. Campbell's executive leadership team also will be prepping and serving nutritious lunches to elementary school students at Holy Name School in Camden and leading physical activities with the children there.

Campbell is also partnering with Feeding America as part of a national backpack program taking place in nine of our locations across the country, including Napoleon, Ohio, Sacramento, Calif., Milwaukee, Wis., Richmond, Va. and Aiken, S.C. Employees will fill backpacks with food that will sustain a child for a weekend to be distributed to families in need.

Campbell expanded national "Make a Difference Day" to "Make a Difference Week" five years ago after a record number of employees expressed interest in volunteering. The following is a list of highlighted local activities for "Make a Difference Week."

Monday, Oct. 24
Holy Name School
700 N. 5th Street
Camden, N.J.
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Volunteers will prep and serve lunch to students and participate in physical activities for the youth.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Farmers Against Hunger
Strawberry Hill Farm
3 Waln Road
Chesterfield Township, N.J.
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Volunteers will "glean" an area farm by harvesting nutritionally sound produce. The produce will be donated to feeding programs in Camden.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Cathedral Kitchen
1514 Federal Street
Camden, N.J.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Volunteers will make sandwiches, trail mix and pack lunches for distribution to local shelters and the homeless throughout Camden.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
Philabundance
3616 S. Galloway Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Volunteers will pack food boxes with meat and produce and bag bulk rice and beans.

Thursday, Oct. 27
MANNA
2323 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, Pa.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Volunteers will prep and package meals for home delivery to people with life-threatening illnesses.

Friday, Oct. 28
Neighborhood Center
278 Kaighns Avenue
Camden, N.J.
9 a.m. - Noon
Volunteers will be participating in various renovation projects including painting, replacing 30 feet of concrete sidewalk and repairing a fence surrounding the facility.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's" and "V8." Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoup.com.

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Amanda Bauman
Campbell Soup Company
Susan Buehler
Bellevue Communications
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