Donation Provides Critical Supplies to Families in Need in Parkland
BJ’s Wholesale Club is donating more than 760,000 diapers to Feeding America. The supplies will be distributed to Feeding America network food banks across the country to families who struggle to afford food and basic household items. The BJ’s Wholesale Club in Parkland is donating more than 11,000 diapers to help those families in their community.
A recent study found that the majority of Americans who are food insecure also struggle to buy basic necessities, including personal, home and baby care items that may not be covered by government assistance programs. Many of these families cope by altering eating habits, increasing the potential risks to the health and well-being of themselves and their children. Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization helping to combat these findings.
“BJ’s Wholesale Clubs supports communities in need by not only donating grocery items, but also by assisting families in protecting their most vulnerable members: their babies,” said Jessie Newman, AVP of Community Affairs at BJ’s Wholesale Club. “By expanding the scope of our donations, we are continuing to help even more families build stronger communities — an effort we are honored and proud to support.”
BJ’s is donating diapers in sizes 2,3,4,5 and 6, amounting to more than $130,000 nationally. They are donating 11,712 diapers locally in Parkland to Feeding South Florida.
“In addition to providing families with nutritious food options, Feeding America works to support a healthier lifestyle for those who may be struggling,” said Leah Ray, vice president of corporate partnerships at Feeding America. “By providing diapers to families, thanks to the donation by BJ’s Wholesale Club, we can reduce the chance they will have to choose between buying this necessity and other vital items for their baby.”
BJ’s Wholesale Club has donated more than 20 million pounds of food to Feeding America, and more than $19 million to 2,200 community organizations since 2005; and has supported BJ’s Adopt-a-School Program, which has served 2,575 elementary schools since 1996.
About BJ’s Wholesale Club
BJ’s Wholesale Club is dedicated to providing members with high-quality, brand-name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores. BJ’s carries the most product variety of any membership club, with more than 7,000 items including supermarket-sized staples, USDA Choice meats and stock-up items, as well as all-natural and organic products. BJ’s is the only membership club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and for greater convenience, offers the most payment options including EBT.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States. The Company currently operates 201 clubs and 116 gas stations in 15 eastern states. Learn more and shop online at BJs.com or for exclusive content visit Facebook.com/bjswholesaleclub and Twitter.com/bjswholesale.
About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.