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Bay Area Food Bank receives $1,830 donation from WCF.
THEODORE, AL - Bay Area Food Bank receives a $1,830 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Established in 1981, Bay Area Food Bank supports over 700 feeding programs at more than 550 agencies throughout 24 counties. The Food Bank partners with a variety of organizations such as: food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, day cares and senior programs in an effort to eliminate hunger along the central gulf coast. Bay Area Food Bank also operates the following child nutrition programs: Kids Café, Summer Food Service, Super Snack, and the Backpack Program.
A recent study from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) shows millions of Americans continue to struggle with hunger as nationally, nearly 1 in 5 said there were times they didn’t have enough money to purchase food.
Kids Cafe is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring, and healthy meals to children at risk of hunger. The Backpack program sends nutritious, shelf stable food home on Friday with children who may not receive enough food over the weekend. The backpacks include items like milk, cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna or ravioli, and granola bars, all of which can be carried home easily and eaten safely without preparation or cooking. With food insecurity at 27% in the food bank’s service area, this program comes at a critical time when children are not receiving their usual free breakfast and lunch at school.
“Your gift will provide weekend meals for 15 children during the school year that may otherwise have nothing else to eat on the weekends. The Backpack Program is an integral program as more than one in four children suffers from chronic hunger in Bay Area Food Bank’s service area,” said David Reaney, Executive Director of Bay Area Food Bank.
For more information about Bay Area Food Bank, please call 888-704- FOOD (3663) or visit www.bayareafoodbank.org.
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 www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org .
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 www.woodforest.com.