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

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Receives $6,000 Donation

Photo Caption:Woodforest Branch Managers from across the state joined Danny Mata, PA Regional Manager; Joe Arthur, Associate Director of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank; Barkley, the Woodforest Bank mascot; Scott Leitenberger, Western PA Regional Manager and Kim Marling, Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Pennsylvania - Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently donated $6,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

The lines of people needing help putting food on the table continue to grow. As job losses pile up, people who have never before required aid are showing up in need. Those already in need are hurting even more. Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent contribution of $6,000 will help the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank purchase and distribute food to those less fortunate. "This generous donation by the Woodforest Charitable Foundation will enable us to provide over 23,000 meals to individuals in Central Pennsylvania and the timing of this gift couldn't be better," stated Joe Arthur, the Food Banks Associate Director.

For over 20 years, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger. The Food Bank distributes more than 15 million pounds food and grocery products every year to more than 500 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 27 central Pennsylvania counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout central Pennsylvania. The Food Bank fulfills its mission by working in partnership with a network of community agencies that directly serve people who are hungry.

“In this current economic environment an increasing number of families are faced with financial hardships. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger for over twenty years,” said Kim Marling, Vice President of Woodforest Charitable Foundation. “Our Foundation is committed to supporting such charities that provide a positive impact on the lives of others.”

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

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