How the Donation Process Works
Submitted by: BJ's Wholesale Club
Posted: Apr 09, 2015 – 10:15 AM EST
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Apr. 09 /CSRwire/ - BJ’s Wholesale Club announced today that its Feeding Communities program achieved a major giving milestone as 30 million pounds of nutritious food has been donated to local Feeding America® food banks since its launch in November 2011. The 30 million pounds of food equates to 25 million meals* to help individuals and families struggling with hunger.
“At BJ’s Wholesale Club, what is not sold is shared,” said Laura Sen, president & CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club. "We are deeply committed to help solve hunger and the ongoing efforts under BJ’s Feeding Communities program ensures that healthy food can reach the people that need it most.”
According to Feeding America, 1 in 6 people in the United States struggle with hunger despite the fact that there is enough food to feed everyone in need. As hunger exists in each community across the country, BJ’s looked to expand its partnership with Feeding America and their network of food banks and member agencies. Through the establishment of BJ’s Feeding Communities program, this company-wide effort works to provide fresh produce, baked goods, frozen meats and fish, and dairy — to help support 45 Feeding America member food banks in BJ’s 15-state footprint.
“It’s because of the dedication of partners like BJ’s Wholesale Club that Feeding America is able to continue to provide nutrient-rich food to the more than 46 million Americans who rely on our network’s support,” said Nancy Curby, vice president of corporate partnerships. “Reaching this milestone of 30 million pounds of donated food to help those in need is a testament to their commitment to the fight to end domestic hunger.”
To learn more about BJ’s Feeding Communities, check out its program video at http://bit.ly/BJs30Million.
*According to the USDA, 1.2 pounds = 1 meal secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks
About BJ’s Wholesale Club
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 207 clubs in 15 states.
BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with more top quality, leading brands including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, which are all backed by BJ’s 100% money-back guarantee; more fresh foods from USDA Choice meats to premium produce to delicious organics in many supermarket sizes; and more great value and amazing savings every day. BJ’s is also the only membership club that accepts all manufacturers’ coupons for greater savings and accepts the most payment options.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
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