LAKELAND, Fla.--()--In the wake of this week’s Hurricane Isaac, the Pepperidge Farm plant in Lakeland, FL, acted swiftly to donate some 136,000 packages of Pepperidge Farm® snacks to the American Red Cross as the organization continues to help those affected by the storm. In a quick response to a direct request for snack foods from the American Red Cross, items such as Goldfish® crackers and several varieties of the brand’s Distinctive crackers were delivered to the organization’s warehouse in Port Allen, LA. Friday morning, and will be distributed to shelters across Southern Louisiana.
“We want to help make sure those affected by the storm have the items they need, and we applaud the swift action of our Lakeland employees who donated their time to ensure the prompt delivery of these products to the American Red Cross.”
“Hurricane Isaac forced many Louisiana residents to seek shelter, and food—particularly snacks—are in high demand,” said Sam Morrone, Lakeland Plant Manager, Pepperidge Farm. “We want to help make sure those affected by the storm have the items they need, and we applaud the swift action of our Lakeland employees who donated their time to ensure the prompt delivery of these products to the American Red Cross.”
“We are so appreciative of all the support the Campbell Soup organization continues to offer during our response efforts,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer of the American Red Cross. “Providing communities affected by disaster with meals and snacks is a critical part of our response, and this donation helps us fulfill our mission.”
To learn more about contributing to Hurricane Isaac response efforts, visit redcross.org.
About Pepperidge Farm
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and frozen foods. Among the company’s most popular products are Sausalito® and Milano® cookies, Goldfish® and Baked Naturals® crackers, frozen Puff Pastry, frozen garlic loaves and Texas toasts, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Pepperidge Farm® Swirl, Farmhouse and Whole Grain. The company added Ecce Panis® gourmet artisan breads to its portfolio in 2009. Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh, all-natural bread for her allergy-afflicted son. The company is now a nationwide business with 9 manufacturing facilities and almost 5,000 employees. Pepperidge Farm has been part of Campbell Soup Company since 1961.