Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank receives $3,400 donation from Woodforest Charitabel Foundation.

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank receives $3,400 donation from Woodforest Charitabel Foundation.

Photo Caption:Jeremy Horton, Assistant Director, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Charles Pollitt, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank; Colleen Benson, Manager, Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank; Ann Healy, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank; Jeff Bodkin, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank; and Mike White, Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank, surrounded by area Woodforest National Bank Branch Managers.

AKRON, OH – Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank receives a $3,400 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank was formed in 1982 by a group of community leaders who made a commitment to provide emergency food to individuals in need. Today, the Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member agencies in eight Northeast Ohio counties. These member agencies operate more than 450 programs like food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs in the neighborhoods and communities where people need food.

The Foodbank secures food donations from corporate food donors, state and federal food assistance programs, and Feeding America, the national food bank network. Food is also obtained through a purchase program where large quantities of food are purchased at reduced price to offer to the Member Agencies. This purchase program is supported by our financial donations. Much of the donated and purchased food is transported to the warehouse by the Foodbank's fleet of trucks.

With more than 25% of Ohio’s children experiencing food insecurity, the Food Bank created and launched a response that addressed this critical need. The result was the Feeding Kids Initiative with a goal to alleviate hunger by providing children with regular access to safe and nutritious food. Within this initiative, the Food Bank offers a Kids Power Pack Program that provides children with kid-friendly items sent home on weekends to ensure that they have access to nutritious food when school is not is session.

“The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is extremely grateful for your recent gift. Together we are feeding people and fighting hunger,” said Daniel Flowers, President & CEO of Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (330) 535-6900 or visit

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves.  The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c) (3) charities. For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at .

Celebrating 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 states:  Texas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  For information about Woodforest National Bank, please call 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at