BJ’s Charitable Foundation Partners with Boston Children’s Hospital to Support New Initiative, ‘Healthy Eating Active Living’ | Business Wire

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BJ’s Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) announced a $250,000 grant from the BJ’s

Charitable Foundation to support an innovative initiative from Boston

Children’s Hospital called ‘Healthy Eating Active Living’ (HEAL) at the

Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester, Mass.

The HEAL initiative will focus on improving the health and wellness of

children by enhancing access to nutrition education and connecting them

to opportunities that engage the whole family in being healthy and


“We’re proud to partner with Boston Children’s Hospital on this

initiative to help children who are at significant risk for higher rates

of obesity and related health issues,” said Bob Eddy, executive vice

president, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of BJ’s Wholesale

Club. “BJ’s is committed to nourishing our communities and helping

families thrive. This partnership will provide crucial resources that

help families to access fresh foods and provide more education and

support on how to shop, cook and prepare healthy meals for their


HEAL will address an ongoing need for more focused assistance and

support for children and families to make the behavioral changes needed

to maintain weight and reach their health goals.

“This grant from BJ’s will help us to sustain access to improve child

health outcomes in partnership with Upham’s Corner Health Center,” said

Kevin Churchwell, president and Chief Operating Officer at Boston

Children’s Hospital. “We're thrilled and grateful to have the support

of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation to help us expand another program that

supports the whole child and family.”

BJ’s Charitable Foundation brings a fresh approach to nourishing

communities and helping families thrive by providing access to basic

essentials including fresh food, education and wellness. Through its

partnership with Feeding America®, the BJ’s Charitable Foundation has

provided grants to help agencies along the east coast distribute fresh,

nutritious food and support Hunger-Free Summer Programs.

Over the years, BJ’s has donated more than 86 million pounds of fresh

food to Feeding America® member food banks through its Feeding

Communities® program. In turn, the program has helped distribute over 71

million meals to help alleviate hunger in local communities in the

Eastern United States.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.

in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of

membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company

currently operates 217 clubs and 138 BJ’s Gas® locations in

16 states.

The Company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange


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