Pepperidge Farm Honors U.S. Military with $25,000 Donation to Fisher House

April 17, 2013
The Wall Street Journal

To honor those who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, the Pepperidge Farm(R) Goldfish(R) brand announced its $25,000 donation to the Fisher House Foundation.

The donation will be used for the Foundation's Scholarships for Military Children program which helps U.S. military families worldwide pay for their children's college expenses. The scholarships are designed to recognize the important role of the commissary in the U.S. military family community and are primarily funded through the generosity of manufacturers and suppliers whose products are sold at military stores.

Since its inception in 1990, the Fisher House Foundation has served more than 180,000 families, providing "a home away from home" for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers.

Pepperidge Farm has also introduced limited edition packages of Goldfish(R) crackers that celebrate the Armed Forces with special military-inspired graphics and the Fisher House logo. The packages will be sold in military commissaries and exchanges domestically and abroad.

"Pepperidge Farm has been selling Goldfish crackers, Milano(R) cookies and our breads and rolls to military families via commissaries and exchanges for many years, but we wanted to do more," said Michele Hoover, National Account Manager -- Military at Pepperidge Farm. "It's our way of honoring and saying 'thank you' to all those families who currently serve or have served in our military. We appreciate all their sacrifice to protect and serve our country."

"The Fisher House Foundation is so grateful for the support of the Goldfish(R) brand, and we are delighted to partner with Goldfish crackers for this special promotion," said Fisher House Foundation Vice President Jim Weiskopf. "As commissaries continue to serve military families worldwide, this partnership allows us to deliver even more snack time smiles to our nation's heroes and their families."

For more information, visit www.pepperidgefarm.com or follow Pepperidge Farm on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PepperidgeFarm and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PepperidgeFarm.

For more information on the Fisher House and its Scholarships for Military Children program, visit www.fisherhouse.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(R) and Milano(R) cookies, Goldfish(R) and Baked Naturals(R) crackers, frozen Puff Pastry, frozen garlic loaves and Texas toasts, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Pepperidge Farm(R) Swirl, Farmhouse and Whole Grain. The company added Ecce Panis(R) 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.

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CONTACT: Pepperidge Farm, Inc.

Geri Allen, 203-846-7351

SOURCE: Pepperidge Farm, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2013

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