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BJ's Charitable Foundation Grants Funds and Equipment to Food Bank Network

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 recent $7,500 grant will help the Food Bank secure healthy food, including fresh produce and packaged food from national companies.

In addition, BJ's Charitable Foundation is helping the Food Bank's network of member agencies to build their capacity by providing grants totalling $21,000 for the purchase of refrigerators and freezers that will expand their ability to provide fresh, healthy food to food pantry clients.

The member agencies receiving equipment include: Project Outreach in Providence, Boys and Girls Club-Parkholm in Newport, Lighthouse Community Outreach in Cumberland, Salvation Army in Newport, and Parenti Villa Senior Pantry in Providence.

"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. “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.”