The Philadelphia Business Journal is all about results – but it’s not always about revenue and profit.
Each year, we look for the best examples of how companies of all sizes give back to Greater Philadelphia through engagement with our robust nonprofit sector. Whether it’s building houses for families of modest income, raising money in an innovative way, or some other impactful program, we want to celebrate and shine a light on what the business community is doing to make the region a better place for all of the region’s people.
The criteria for this year’s Faces of Philanthropy Awards was measurable impact. How did the philanthropic initiative make a change in the lives of others? As you will see through the following pages, the judges were looking for tangible results.
The Philadelphia Business Journal congratulates the honorees for their efforts in making the region a better place to live, work and play.
Craig Ey, Editor-in-Chief
Campbell Soup Co. with the Food Bank of South Jersey
It takes four ingredients: An international food products corporation, a passel of people who seek to help others, families for whom a good meal is not a sure thing, and lots of those famous South Jersey peaches. Mix it all together and you get Just Peachy Salsa, a tasty condiment sold in 115 New Jersey stores that also happened to gross more than $350,000 (and counting) for the Food Bank of South Jersey and provided more than half-a-million meals for families in South Jersey. It started with a brilliant idea by some members of FBSJ and the beneficence, connections and manufacturing capability of Campbell Soup Co. to make it happen. Campbell’s donates the manufacturing and packaging costs to make Just Peachy while 10 of its suppliers donate ingredients and packaging. Employee volunteers box and pack the jars. All proceeds are donated to FBSJ. Sometimes you blend some disparate ingredients and the recipe turns out delicious is so many ways.