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BJ’s Wholesale Club donates diapers to Feeding America Food Banks

June 13, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

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 Cape Coral is donating more than 10,000 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 is donating diapers in sizes 2,3,4,5 and 6, amounting to more than $130,000 nationally. They are donating 10,424 diapers locally in Cape Coral to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

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.

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.

Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., 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.

Feeding America is the nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 
 

 

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