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BJ’s Wholesale Club donates $50K to Capital Area Food Bank

BJ’s Wholesale Club is continuing to help provide fresh and nutritious food to children throughout the summer by announcing a donation made to the Capital Area Food Bank.

The Westborough, Mass.-based company presented the organization with a $50,000 donation to help provide food to children across the Washington Metro area through its Hunger-Free Summer Meals program.

“BJ's is committed to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive, and we're excited to support the Capital Area Food Bank's Hunger-Free Summer Meals Program,” Kirk Saville, executive director at BJ's Charitable Foundation, said. “Hunger-relief programs are crucial for children and families who lose access to school lunches in the summer. Through our partnership with Feeding America, we're helping to provide access to fresh, healthy food to families when school is out for the summer.”

With the donation, the Capital Area Food Bank will be able to distribute additional healthy meals and snacks at 85 Summer Meal partner locations five days a week during the summer months, the company said.

“We're thankful for BJ's commitment to ending childhood hunger and supporting our Summer Meals Program,” Hilary Salmon, director of communications for the Capital Area Food Bank, said. “With this generous donation, we will be able to have a larger impact this summer and increase the number of healthy snacks we distribute to children and families.”
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