Campbell Soup pledges $10m to Camden projects

October 8, 2008 5:34:19 AM PDT
The Campbell Soup Co. says it's putting up $10 million to help its hometown. The company and the Campbell Soup Foundation announced Tuesday they'll contribute to causes in Camden over the next five years.

The grant includes $2 million for job training and professional development for residents and $3 million to neighborhood groups for revitalization.

Campbell is to get $3 million in tax breaks.

The world's largest soupmaker has had its headquarters in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities, since the company was founded in 1869.

Campbell is also expanding its headquarters.

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