Capital Area Food Bank of Maryland receives $370 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
LANDOVER HILLS, MD – Woodforest Charitable Foundation makes a $370 donation to Capital Area Food Bank. The funds will support the Food Bank’s partner agencies serving Prince George’s County, Maryland. The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition.
Founded in 1980, Capital Area Food Bank distributes nearly 30 million pounds of food annually to more than 478,000 people throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. The Food Bank delivers fresh produce to 40 off site locations in low-income neighborhoods more than 70 times a month while spending 92 cents of every dollar raised is spent on food distribution, transportation and programs. Capital Area Food Bank is committed to providing nutrition and education training to more than 1,000 adults and children annually through programs.
Many of the food bank’s 700 partner agencies report they are seeing a tremendous increase in those seeking food assistance, from 30 to 100 percent. This increase is due to: job loss, the economy, high cost of housing, lack of health care and other issues. The CAFB’s motto is ’til no one is hungry.
Capital Area Food Bank offers numerous programs including cooking and budgeting classes so cleints can learn fresh ways to prepare nutritious meals, education and training courses are offered to help partner agencies and clients become self-reliant and better informed about healthy eating, and The food bank offers a variety of programs that provide healthy food and nutrition classes to local children and teens at risk of hunger.
“Children and the elderly, as well as families struggling with the continuing tough economy, will have more nutritious, vitamin and mineral-rich fresh produce to celebrate at dinner because of Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s donation,” stated Lynn Brantley, President & CEO of Capital Area Food Bank. “Please accept Capital Area Food Bank’s heartfelt gratitude for your generous contribution.”
For more information about Capitol Area Food Bank, please call (202) 526-5344 or visit www.capitalareafoodbank.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.