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BJ’s Wholesale Club makes donation to Greater Boston Food Bank

BJ’s Wholesale Club is looking to provide fresh and nutritious food to the children across the Greater Boston area.

The Westborough, Mass.-based company unveiled a $100,000 donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank’s school-based pantry summer program.

“BJ's is committed to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive, and we're excited to support The Greater Boston Food Bank's School-Based Pantry Summer Program,” Kirk Saville, executive director of 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.”

In addition to the donation, which increases the number of fresh and nutritious meals delivered to those in the program, the retailer’s team members also volunteered to sort and package these meals, the company said.

“Hunger doesn't take a summer break,” Catherine D'Amato, president and chief executive officer of The Greater Boston Food Bank, said. “We're incredibly thankful for BJ's grant to support our Summer Pantry Programs, which will allow us to increase the number of healthy meals we distribute to families at a time when they need it most.”

The Greater Boston Food Bank delivers the packaged meals to its partner sites, who then display it in a farmer’s market environment for children and families.

The retailer previously made donations to the Capital Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank this year.
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