Our Partners in the Community
Bank of America's Charitable Foundation Donates $25,000 to Fund Critical Needs
Bank of America's Charitable Foundation awarded $25,000 to the Food Bank to fund food acquisition and distribution.
In response to pressing challenges facing individuals and families across the country, Bank of America is lending, investing and giving to help create economically vibrant communities that are better places in which to live and do business.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides philanthropic support to address needs vital to the health of our communities through a focus on preserving neighborhoods, educating the workforce for 21st century jobs and addressing critical needs, such as hunger.
Individuals continue to struggle to provide basic necessities for their families. Our philanthropic support is focused on helping these individuals at their point of need, from immediate human needs such as food and shelter, to addressing financial wellness and stability issues facing low-income communities such as access to benefits and resources.
BJ's Charitable Foundation Grants $15,000 to Food Bank
BJ's Charitable Foundation recognized a critical need to fund freight and VAP costs for food that is acquired through Feeding America, the national network of Food Banks. Their $15,000 grant will help the Food Bank secure healthy food, including fresh produce and packaged food from national companies.
"The BJ's Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting hunger prevention, self sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding our Clubs,” said Jessica Newman, Executive Director of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $754,220 to 108 nonprofit charitable organizations across our footprint during this grant cycle, and we hope these donations benefit the incredible efforts of our partners working to impact the lives of individuals and families and enable them to continue to provide crucial services to those in need.”
TJX Foundation Awards $5,000 to Community Kitchen
The TJX Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Food Bank's Community Kitchen culinary job training program. This 14-week intensive program for low-income and unemployed adults empowers people to get and keep jobs by equipping them with valuable work and life skills.
Simultaneously, the Community Kitchen students are helping to feed hundreds of kid every day. Part of the students' daily work is to prepare meals for our Kids Cafe, which provides afterschool meals to children who might not otherwise enjoy an evening meal.
The TJX Foundation has a primary mission of contributing to programs that provide basic-need services to disadvantaged children, women and families in communities where they do business. In 2012, The TJX Foundation supported over 1,500 nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
Thank you, TJX Foundation!