BJ’s FEEDING COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
Launched in 2011 in partnership with Feeding America® and their food banks,
as well as
local member agencies, BJ’s Feeding Communities Program is a company-wide effort to
help end hunger in our communities.
Now instead of discarding good, wholesome and nutritious unsold food, our Clubs are
donating millions of pounds of food each year — including fresh produce, baked goods,
frozen meats and fish, and dairy — to help support 44 food banks and 4 agencies in the 15 states BJ’s serves.
See How the Donation Process Works
For more on BJ’s Feeding Communities, please read our Frequently Asked Questions
ADDITIONAL EFFORTS TO HELP END HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITIES
In addition to BJ’s Feeding Communities Program, BJ’s recent efforts to help alleviate hunger in the communities we serve include:
- Since 2011, $2,120,874 in BJ’s Charitable Foundation grants provided support to 207 local hunger-relief agencies and programs. See the full 2013 Grant List.
Q. What is BJ’s Feeding Communities Program?
A. BJ’s Feeding Communities Program is BJ’s Wholesale Club’s company-wide initiative to help end hunger. In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network, BJ’s Clubs donate unsold but still wholesome and nutritious produce, meat, poultry, fish and dairy to food banks and local agencies within the BJ’s footprint.
A. As of May, 2013 BJ’s has donated over 10 million pounds of frozen meat, poultry and fish, as well as fresh produce and cheese, annually. That is the equivalent of 8.3 million meals.
A. All of BJ’s Clubs are participating. Most Clubs donate food to their local Feeding America partner food banks or local member agencies. In Rhode Island, BJ’s has established partnerships with four local hunger-relief agencies who handle the distribution of food donations to those in need.
Q. Is BJ’s helping food banks in any other way?
A. Yes. Transporting food from BJ’s Clubs to local Feeding America food banks — and then out to hunger-relief agencies and the individuals who need it — can present logistical issues and may be cost-prohibitive. That's why BJ’s launched the “Tell Hunger to Hit the Road” campaign to raise funds that help defray the costs associated with distributing this much-needed food to the food banks and hunger-prevention agencies in our communities.