WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (WFXR) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization received a $1 million donation.
BJ’s Wholesale Club donated a large amount of money to Feeding America. This will help fight hunger by supporting 50 member food banks across the Eastern United States.
“BJ’s is committed to nourishing our communities by providing families with access to basic essentials including fresh, nutritious food. We’re grateful for our longtime partnership with Feeding America as we work together to help provide meals to families in need,” said Bill Werner, executive director, BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “We’re proud to donate $1 million to Feeding America member food banks to help fight hunger in the local communities we serve.”
Food insecurity has impacted approximately 42 million people, including 13 million children all because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Feeding America. Food insecurity is likely to occur more in households with children.
“Feeding America is grateful for BJ’s continued investment, which helps food banks expand access to more nutritious food for families who need it most,” said Casey Marsh, Chief Development Officer at Feeding America. “The need for food assistance increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and every community in the country is home to neighbors who face hunger. Our partnership with BJ’s will continue to provide member food banks with essential resources to help families thrive and build a path to a more food-secure future.”
This is the fourth $1 million donation to Feeding America from BJ’s Wholesale Club. BJ’s has supported food banks since 2011 by expanding its programs for children and families within their communities. BJ’s has also donated more than 120 million pounds of food including meat, produce, dairy, and bakery items to Feeding American member food banks.
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