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


In addition to BJ’s Feeding Communities Program, BJ’s recent efforts to help alleviate hunger in the communities we serve include:

  • Since 2011, $2,516,574 in BJ’s Charitable Foundation grants provided support to 334 local hunger-relief agencies and programs. See the full 2013 Grant List.

BJ’s Feeding Communities Program Q&A

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.

Q. How much food has been donated?
    A. As of March, 2014 BJ’s has donated over 18 million pounds of frozen meat, poultry and fish, produce, dairy and bakery products. That is the equivalent of 15 million meals.

Q. How many BJ’s Clubs are participating with the Feeding Communities Program?
    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.