Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $6,000 to Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

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HARRISBURG, PA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent contribution of $6,000 will help support the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s child nutrition programs.

The primary goal of the Kids Café program is to provide free and prepared food and nutrition education to hungry children. Kids Café sites across the country achieve this goal by utilizing existing community resources, such as Boys and Girls Clubs, schools, or community centers where children already naturally congregate. Central Pennsylvania Food Bank currently operates 14 Kids Cafe sites within the Harrisburg School District itself and now coordinates meals for more than 700 children each day after school.

Hunger doesn’t strike only on weekdays. The Power Pack Program targets elementary school children in areas where there are high percentages of eligibility and children at risk of chronic hunger.  Each child receives a weekly backpack filled with child-friendly, easy to prepare, non-perishable food on Fridays to take home for the weekend.

“Woodforest’s support will be instrumental, permitting us to provide healthy meals to approximately 675 low-income children through our Kids Café after-school programs,” said Joseph Arthur, Associate Director of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “Another 75 at-risk children will receive weekly backpacks of food for their use over the weekends. Thank you for helping us fights hunger, improve lives and strengthen communities.”

For over 20 years, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger. The Food Bank distributes more than 16 million pounds food and grocery products every year to more than 500 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

For more information, please call (717) 564-1700 or visit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s website at

Description: 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 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