Friday, April 29, 2016

More healthy food thanks to BJ’s Charitable Foundation

Foodshare was recently visited by folks from BJ’s Wholesale Club to celebrate all that they do to help us fight hunger in Greater Hartford. Last year, BJ’s donated enough food and funds to Foodshare to help generate over 180,000 meals! This included a generous $30,000 Agency Capacity grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. With this funding, we were able to help several of Foodshare’s partner programs in the Greater Hartford area purchase new equipment to store and handle more perishable food items – including refrigerators, freezers, thermal blankets, and scales. This increased capacity means that together we will be able to distribute more healthy food, such as produce, meat, and dairy, to our food insecure neighbors! 

Check out the photo below from a local pantry that received a refrigerator thanks to BJ’s Charitable Foundation – their new unit is stocked full of fresh food!

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