Sustainability

BJ’s Wholesale Club and BJ’s Charitable Foundation bring a fresh approach to nourishing our communities and helping families thrive.

  • BJ’s Charitable Foundation
  • BJ’s Feeding Communities Program
  • Local Community Involvement

Communities

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BJ’s Charitable Foundation

BJ’s Charitable Foundation supports organizations that help families meet their essential needs, including hunger relief, education and wellness. We’re proud to work with nonprofits such as Feeding America, DonorsChoose.org, Boston Children’s Hospital, local YMCA chapters and more to help positively impact the communities in which we operate.

Since 2009, BJ's has provided ongoing support to Feeding America through the BJ's Charitable Foundation and BJ's Feeding Communities® program, helping local food banks successfully expand their programs to reach wider and more diverse audiences.

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BJ’s Feeding Communities® Program

Through the BJ’s Feeding Communities program, our clubs donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products on a daily basis to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to local Feeding America member food banks.

We have donated more than 100 million pounds of food including fresh meat, produce, dairy and bakery items to Feeding America member food banks throughout our footprint. That’s equal to more than 84 million meals* for our neighbors in need.

*Based on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, a meal is equal to 1.2 pounds of food and grocery product.

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Local Community Involvement

At BJ’s, we’re committed to supporting the local communities in which we live and work. We believe in empowering our clubs to have a direct and immediate impact on their communities. That’s why each club is able to support local nonprofit organizations with specific priority given to those that support hunger relief, education and wellness.

BJ’s has donated more than $3 million in the past three years to Feeding America and its member food banks to improve direct access to fresh food, expand food banks’ capacity and programming, and to increase the amount of food distributed to families during the summer while school is out of session.

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Health Care/Wellness

BJ’s Optical® helps provide members and team members with better vision at an incredible value, without compromising on quality or style. Members and team members can save on hundreds of high-quality frames from trusted brands, contact lenses and innovative prescription eyeglass lenses that can be customized to fit their needs.

We also offer access to optical health services at BJ’s Optical in most of our clubs, such as independent doctors of optometry and licensed and/or certified opticians.