Akron - Canton Regional Food Bank receives $3,890 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Akron - Canton Regional Food Bank receives $3,890 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Photo Caption:Attending the presentation are: Front row - (L to R) Michael White, Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank; Colleen Benson, Foundation and Government Relations Manager, Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank; Kim Marling, Executive Director & Vice President, Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Jeff Bodkin, Ohio Regional Manager, WNB. Middle row - (L to R) Pete Klatka, WNB Branch Manager, Ravenna, OH; Cindy Smith, WNB Branch Manager, New Philadelphia, OH; Tammy Olszewski, WNB Branch Manager, Alliance, OH. Back row - (L to R) Aaron Davis, WNB Branch Manager, Streetsboro, OH and Adam Brown, WNB Branch Manager, Wooster, OH.

Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank
Akron, OH – On a continual basis Woodforest National Bank employees perform a multitude of fundraising events benefitting the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  Both Woodforest National Bank and Woodforest Charitable Foundation are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which Woodforest serves. This partnership benefits the community and organizations such as Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank which recently received a $3,890 donation from the 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

Woodforest Charitable Foundation
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 committed to assisting 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

Woodforest National Bank
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 837,000 customers with branches in excess of 760 throughout seventeen 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