CHARLESTON, S.C. — BJ's Wholesale Club is donating $10,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank in celebration of the opening of its first store in South Carolina.
According to the retailer, the donation from the BJ's Charitable Foundation will help alleviate hunger in the community by supporting the food bank's acquisition of fresh, nutritious food during the holiday season.
"BJ's is committed to making a positive difference in the communities we serve, and we're proud to support the Lowcountry Food Bank," said Kirk Saville, senior vice president of corporate communications at BJ's Wholesale Club. "This partnership marks the beginning of BJ's presence in South Carolina, and we're happy to help the Lowcountry Food Bank source fresh, nutritious food during the holiday season."
BJ's Wholesale Club is slated to open a store in South Carolina in the spring. Additionally, through its Feeding Communities Program, the store will donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products on a daily basis to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to neighbors in need.
The BJ's Wholesale Club will be located at the intersection of Interstate 26 and North Main Street, Summerville's primary retail corridor. The store will be the first in South Carolina, expanding BJ's footprint to 16 states and marking club #215 for the company.