Donation of a year's supply of fuel and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville
BJ's Wholesale Club has announced its decision of a donation of a year's supply of fuel and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville, in recognition of its newest BJ's fuel station. Meals on Wheels Summerville is a community-based senior nutrition program dedicated to addressing hunger and isolation. Over 800 hot, nutritious meals per week to 180 homebound people in the community will be delivered by Meals on Wheels Summerville by the donation.
In recognition of its newest BJ's fuel station, BJ's Wholesale Club today announced a donation of a year's supply of fuel and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville, a community-based senior nutrition program dedicated to addressing hunger and isolation. The donation will help Meals on Wheels Summerville deliver over 800 hot, nutritious meals per week to 180 homebound people in the community.
Dawn Albright, general manager of BJ's Wholesale Club in Summerville said, "BJ's is committed to helping families meet basic needs, such as access to quality food and wellness, which is why we're proud to support Meals on Wheels Summerville. Together, we can bring a fresh approach to nourishing our communities and improving the quality of life for our homebound neighbors."
"Proper nutrition is essential to disease prevention and overall good health, but not everyone has access to fresh, quality food. Our volunteers at Meals on Wheels Summerville seek to bridge this gap by using their own vehicles to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homes of over 180 people. That's why BJ's donation of fuel and tires is essential to continuing our mission and meet the growing needs of our community," said Betsy Luke, executive director of Meals on Wheels Summerville.
On the grand opening of the newest BJ's fuel station location, BJ's Wholesale Club celebrated by offering Members a special discounted price of $0.99 per gallon of regular fuel. BJ's operates a total of 131 fuel stations, in addition to the new Summerville location.
Slated for opening in June 2017, BJ's Wholesale Club will provide affordable fresh food options to the community that are up to 25 percent lower than grocery store prices. The Club plans to donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products daily to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to neighbors in need, through its Feeding Communities program. PWKD17052017
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