Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $3,325 to Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

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AKRON, OH – The number of families and individuals who live in hunger in Northeast Ohio continue to rise.  The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank currently provides emergency food assistance for more than 40,000 people each week. Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent donation of $3,325 will help supply nutritious food for those at risk of hunger.

Established in 1982, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank provides food and other essential items to member agencies in eight Northeast Ohio counties: Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne.  These agencies operate over 450 programs, providing food for an estimated 179,800 different people annually.

“The individual poverty rate has grown from 12.1 percent to 14.8 percent, leaving Ohio ranked 9th in the nation for food insecurity. While some of the nation’s top economists have declared the recession officially over, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is seeing demand that reflects these statistics,” said Daniel Flowers, President & CEO of Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “With the support of generous donors such as Woodforest Charitable Foundation, we are able to sustain the safety net that so many Ohioans rely on to feed their families.” of North Central Ohio

For more information about Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, please call (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 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 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