BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $50K to City Harvest
BJ’s Wholesale Club is looking to help further City Harvest’s mission.
The retailer announced a $50,000 donation from its Charitable Foundation to the New York City food rescue organization, which also is a Feeding America member food bank.
“BJ’s is dedicated to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive by improving access to basic essentials including fresh, nutritious food,” Kirk Saville, executive director of BJ’s Charitable Foundation, said. “We’re thrilled to donate $50,000 to City Harvest to support its mobile market program. This grant will help increase access and feed more families in food insecure communities.”
Funds from the donation will be used to support programs that expand direct access to food, and include the School Pantry, mobile market and BackPack programs, the company said.
“Thousands of New Yorkers rely on City Harvest’s mobile market program to help feed themselves and their families,” Jilly Stephens, chief executive officer of City Harvest said. “With BJ’s generous support, we will be able to increase the amount of fresh, nutritious food distributed to communities in need and better serve the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.”
City Harvest’s nine mobile markets distribute fresh fruits and vegetables free of charge to New Yorkers across the five borough each month and also provide healthy meal cooking demonstrations and wellness programs.