Bay Area Food Bank Receives $850 Donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation

Bay Area Food Bank Receives $850 Donation (Nov ‘09)

Photo Caption:Woodforest Branch Managers from across the state joined Judy Davis, Alabama Regional Vice President; Jackie Barnes, Development and Communications Director for Bay Area Food Bank; Dr. David Gottlieb of Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Kim Marling, Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Theodore, Alabama - Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently contributed $850 to Bay Area Food Bank located in Theodore, Alabama..

Food banks have noticed a changing face of hunger, with many more first time clients, some who use to be donors, now needing donations themselves in the face of unemployment. Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent contribution of $850 will assist Bay Area Food Bank’s efforts in providing nutritious food for the less fortunate.

Since 1980, Bay Area Food Bank has distributed over 100 million pounds of food to charitable, nonprofit organizations across 24 counties in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The Bay Area Food Bank obtains and distributes donated and purchased food to soup kitchens, pantries and shelters. The Bay Area Food Bank will serve as the source of food for member organizations faced with the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster.

 “Unfortunately, the economic downturn in this country has caused many families to choose between paying the bills and providing the most basic of necessities for their loved ones,” stated Kim Marling, Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  "We are pleased to assist the Bay Area Food Bank whose program supports over 700 feeding agencies along the Central Gulf Coast.  Woodforest National Bank employees are dedicated to their fundraising efforts which provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others."

For more information about Bay Area Food Bank please call 888-704- FOOD (3663) 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 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 throughout fifteen states:  Texas, Alabama, 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