Rockland Independent Living Center recently received a $2,500 grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation. Lorraine Greenwell, Director of External Affairs at RILC, explained that the money will help purchase an additional refrigerator and storage shelves, as well as food to stock the agency’s Food Pantry.
“The BJ’s Charitable Foundation is dedicated to supporting hunger prevention, self sufficiency, healthcare and education in the communities surrounding our Clubs,” said Jessica Newman, executive director of the BJ’s Charitable Foundation. “BJ’s Charitable Foundation donated a total of $431,000 to 70 nonprofit organizations during this grant cycle, and we hope these donations benefit the incredible efforts of our partners working to impact the lives of individuals and families and enable them to continue to provide crucial services to those in need.”
RILC’s goal is to create an impact on the lives of people with disabilities by providing advocacy and leadership in the creation and development of an accessible and integrated community, with a vision of a barrier free society with opportunities for all people to achieve their maximum potential. For people with disabilities who are facing financial challenges, access to additional food is a crucial support, reducing food insecurity and encouraging healthy dietary choices.
For information about RILC or the RILC Food Pantry, visit www.rilc.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation, please visit www.bjs.com/charity.