Campbell's® Chunky® has done some amazing work in the community over the last few months. Earlier this year, three everyday champions were recognized and celebrated for their tremendous work in their communities through the challenging times of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we are highlighting yet another contribution Campbell's Chunky brand has made to give back to the community at large.
Recently, Chunky and the New York Giants came together to sponsor a special project for one of the Giants' long-time community partners. Covenant House New Jersey is a social services organization that provides comprehensive residential care and related services to help New Jersey's youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness, and human trafficking build a better life for themselves.
Chunky and the Giants partnered to sponsor the donation of two game rooms, one to Covenant House Newark and one to Covenant House Atlantic City, to help the youth with both their physical and mental health.
"The Giants and Covenant House have been long-time community partners," said Giants Community Relations Coordinator Tara Belinsky. "We are so grateful for the partnership we have and the passion we all share for helping the children in our communities, making sure that they're safe and have incredible opportunities for their future.
"Thanks to Campbell's Chunky, which is the official soup sponsor of the NFL and long-standing, proud partner of the Giants, for their support to put together these game rooms so we can make sure that the children in these facilities are able to have access to the proper resources to live a healthy and active lifestyle."
During the game room unveiling, former Giants offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl joined a group of children from both Covenant House locations on Zoom to lead them in a Friday Fitness workout.
"Fitness is something that has been a part of my everyday life, not only as a professional athlete in the NFL, but still today," Diehl said before beginning the workout. "I want to live a long life; I want to live a healthy life. More importantly, I want to make sure that each and every day, I make progress when adversity hits…
"Anytime within my day, within my week, when I have adversity, some stressful situations in my life, this is a time where not only do I do prayer and meditation, but I love to go work out because it's a stress reliever for me. It lets me get those things I have on my mind and my conscience off. It lets me turn a negative into a positive."
Following the workout, Diehl spent over 20 minutes answering questions submitted by children from Covenant House. The topics of these questions ranged from Diehl's personal exercise routine to what it was like playing in the National Football League.
"Thank you so much again to Campbell's Chunky for making this happen," said Allison Stangeby, Vice President of Community and Corporate Relations for the Giants. "This was an amazing opportunity for us to be able to work with Covenant House, one of our favorite partners, and support our communities."
The Giants are proud to be partners with both Campbell's Chunky and Covenant House for all of the amazing work both organizations do throughout the community.