DETROIT (AP) – Campbell Soup says it wants to reduce hunger and obesity by working closely with schools in the Detroit area.
The New Jersey-based company says it will pay for gardens, mobile food pantries, nutrition education and cooking classes. The effort will start with Roosevelt Primary School in Ferndale and Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy in Detroit. The announcement was made Wednesday.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Civility & Politics?
Campbell says it will also work with the Detroit school district to support nutrition programs and become a partner with community groups. It is pledging to spend $125,000 on Campbell’s Healthy Communities Metro Detroit in the first year.READ MORE: Panera Fundraising Event To Raise Transplant Funds For Local Young Adult
The local program will be led by Melanie Mena, the daughter of the founders of Garden Fresh Gourmet salsa in Ferndale. Campbell acquired the company in 2015.MORE NEWS: This Weekend: I-275 Lane Closures Continue Between 7 Mile Road And I-96/I-696/M-5
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