Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $180 to Bay Area Food Bank

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MILTON, FL – Bay Area Food Bank’s Panhandle Branch receives a $180 contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Since its inception in 1981, Bay Area Food Bank has served 24 counties along the Central Gulf Coast Region, supporting over 700 feeding programs.  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.

Bay Area Food Bank distributes over 4 million pounds of food annually from the Panhandle Branch facility, to seven counties in West Florida, including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington and Holmes.  The facility is 15,000 sq. ft. and can hold more than 200,000 pounds of refrigerated and frozen food, in addition to dry storage.

“As a private Foundation our mission is to enrich communities through partnerships with charitable organizations in areas where Woodforest National Bank serves,” said Kim Marling, Executive Director & Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  “Woodforest Charitable Foundation is pleased to add Bay Area Food Bank’s Panhandle Branch as a partner agency in 2011.”

For more information about Bay Area Food Bank, please call 850-626-1332 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