Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $12,000 to East Texas Food Bank

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TYLER, TX - One in four children is at-risk of hunger in East Texas. In response to this issue Woodforest Charitable Foundation donated $12,000 to support the Food Bank’s privately funded feeding programs for children.

East Texas Food Bank’s BackPack Program helps alleviate child hunger by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy to prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.  Empty backpacks are returned by the students and refilled for the following weekend.

The Food Bank also supports Kids Café, an after-school program that provides free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of existing community locations where children congregate such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches or public schools.  In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, all programs offer a safe place where a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.

“The East Texas Food Bank is honored to once again receive the support of Woodforest Charitable Foundation,” said Dennis Cullinane, Executive Director of East Texas Food Bank.  “Your gift will result in up to 96,000 meals for those who might otherwise go hungry.  Woodforest’s leadership will undoubtedly inspire others to take action.”

For more information about East Texas Food Bank, please call (903) 597-3663 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 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 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