WESTBOROUGH, Mass. & BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ), a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States, today announced a $50,000 donation to the Maryland Food Bank, a Feeding America® member food bank. The donation from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation is part of the retailer’s initiative to help end hunger in Maryland.
“BJ’s is dedicated to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive by improving access to basic essentials including fresh, nutritious food,” said Kirk Saville, executive director, BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “We’re thrilled to donate $50,000 to the Maryland Food Bank to support its school pantry program. This grant will help increase access and feed more families in food insecure communities.”
BJ’s grant to the Maryland Food Bank is part of its recent $1 million donation to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. The donation will support programs that expand direct access to food, including the School Pantry, mobile market and BackPack programs. With these programs, families facing food insecurity will be able to more easily access fresh, nutritious food to help put meals on the table.