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BJ's Charitable Foundation Partners with Boston Children's Hospital to Support New Initiative, 'Healthy Eating Active Living'

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BJ's Charitable Foundation supports the launch of an innovative
program from Boston Children's Hospital that addresses food insecurity,
obesity and more with a $250,000 grant

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.

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Bob Eddy, executive vice president, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, BJ's Wholesale Club  ...

Bob Eddy, executive vice president, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, BJ's Wholesale Club (left), presents a $250,000 grant from the BJ's Charitable Foundation to Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and COO, Boston Children's Hospital (right), Shari Nethersole, MD, executive director, community health, Boston Children's Hospital (second from right), and Molly Warner, MS, RDN, LDN, case manager at Upham's Corner Health Center (second from left), to support an initiative from Boston Children's Hospital called ‘Healthy Eating Active Living' at the Upham's Corner Health Center in Dorchester, Mass. (Photo: Business Wire)

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
active.

"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
children."

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 are 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.
Headquartered
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
(NYSE:BJ)

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