BJ`s Charitable Foundation Grants $10000 to Father Bill`s

News Release
BJ’s Charitable Foundation Grants $10,000 to Father Bill’s &
Contact: Catie Reilly: 617-376-2255 ex 227
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [QUINCY, MA, April 27, 2015] Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS)
recently received a $10,000 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation. FBMS will use the grant to help fund The
Table, a community lunch program based out of MainSpring House in Brockton. The Table provides free
healthy meals to men, women and children six days a week, serving approximately 65,000 meals annually.
“We are grateful for the continued support of BJ’s Charitable Foundation,” said John Yazwinski, President &
CEO of FBMS. “The Table has seen a 27% increase in demand since 2013. We are now serving 200 or more
people a day, including families and seniors. With this generous grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation, we can
support this increase in demand to ensure that no one who comes to our doors goes hungry.”
“Helping people in need, especially in the area of hunger prevention is one of the main priorities for BJ’s
Charitable Foundation,” said Jessica Newman, Executive Director of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “We are
very proud to continue our support to Father Bill’s & MainSpring as they work to solve hunger locally for so
many individuals and families.”
Father Bill’s & MainSpring was one of 59 organizations across BJ’s 15-state footprint to receive funding during
this grant cycle. BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $252,880 to nonprofits that are committed to
improving the lives of those in each of their communities.
Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) has emerged as a leading provider of services to prevent and end homelessness on
the South Shore and in Southeastern Massachusetts. The organization helps more than 4,000 people annually, adults and
children, who find themselves homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, to achieve self-sufficiency. This assistance
includes emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing, prevention services and workforce
development. FBMS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency with administrative offices in Quincy and Brockton Massachusetts
and program offices throughout Southern Massachusetts. For more information, visit or call 617-3762255.
About BJ’s Charitable Foundation
BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the mission to enrich every community BJ’s Wholesale Clubs serve. The
Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit the underprivileged in the areas of hunger prevention
and education. For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit,