BJ’s Wholesale Club makes Forgotten Harvest donation


BJ’s Wholesale Club is once again stretching its charitable arm.

The Westborough, Mass.-based retailer announced that it would be donating $75,000 to Forgotten Harvest’s Summer Lunch Program, which provides meals to at-risk children in the metro Detroit area.

“BJ’s is dedicated to making a significant and long-lasting impact on the communities we serve,” Kirk Saville, the executive director of BJ’s Charitable Foundation said. “We’re proud to partner with Forgotten Harvest to help make sure children throughout the area have access to quality food all summer long.”

Since food insecurity is a major issue across the metro Detroit area, the Summer Lunch Program has volunteers who pack lunches five days a week to help ensure that at-risk children are nourished during the summer when school is out, the companies said.

“We are grateful for BJ’s continued support of children and families throughout metro Detroit,” Kirk Mayes, the chief executive officer of Forgotten Harvest said. “We have been able to provide essential food supplies to thousands of families through the generous donation they made last December and will be able to do so again with their commitment to the Summer Lunch Program. We are extremely fortunate to have a number of key partners involved in this vital program and appreciate BJ’s stepping up for the most vulnerable in the communities we serve.”

Overall, the program looks to provide more than 100,000 lunches and snacks over a 10-week period this summer, the companies said.


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