Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Photo Caption:Presenting the check (left to right) is: Dan Holley, VA Regional Manager, WNB; Jessica Valentine, Senior Vice President - East Coast Division;, Brett Gallian WNB Branch Manager, Lynchburg, VA; Donya Saunders, WNB Branch Manager, Staunton, VA; Josh Saunders, VA Regional Manager, WNB; Robert Shelton, WNB Branch Manager, Waynesboro, VA; Tyler J. Herman, Grants Manager, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank; Paul Yates, WNB Branch Manager, Gordonsville, VA; Shelly Lynch, Director of Operations, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Tim Marshall, WNB Branch Manager, Alta Vista, VA; Toni Gilmore, WNB Branch Manager, Madison Heights, VA; Jean Clay, VA Regional Manager; Deborah Reed, WNB Branch Manager, Lexington, VA; Lisa Bobbitt, WNB Branch Manager, Bedford, VA and Angel Wood, WNB Branch Manager, Harrisonburg, VA.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Verona, VA – 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 Blue Ridge Area Food Bank which recently received a $5,380 donation from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in Western and Central Virginia. In all, they serve 25 counties and 9 cities on either side of the Blue Ridge through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona.

They provide nutritious food to 145,600 different people each year through a far-reaching network of food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and nonprofit groups.

They are members of Feeding America, a national organization supporting more than 200 food banks across the country, and the largest domestic hunger relief agency in the U.S. In 2009, Feeding America named the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank the Member of the Year for our outstanding program standards and efficiency.

For more information on Blue Ridge Area Food Bank call 540-248-3663.

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