By SNJ Today Staff | CAMDEN, N.J. –
With peach season in full swing, a favorite peachy treat is ready to make its way back to shelves in South Jersey to raise money for a good cause.
The Campbell Soup Company, along with the Food Bank of South Jersey, and local peach growers kicked off their sixth year of production of the award-winning Just Peachy Salsa on Thursday, July 27th, by producing more than 42,000 jars to be sold at local markets.
A portion of the proceeds from the salsa will go to the Food Bank to help with their hunger-relief program, which Campbell officials say has been a partnership worth having.
“We constantly look for ways to support them both financially, through volunteers and through innovations like this,” says Amanda Bauman, senior community affairs manager for the Campbell Soup Company. “We can bring our manufacturing expertise where the food bank can bring the excess peaches and together it’s a great partnership.”
Just Peachy Salsa is made from undersized and slightly blemished peaches that would otherwise be thrown away, saving about 80,000 pounds of waste.
To find a location near you that sells the salsa, visit the Food Bank of South Jersey’s website.