Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $4,400 to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY – Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $4,400 to Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland.
Sadly, many children go an entire weekend with little or no food when a school meal is not available. The reality is that hunger affects children in ways that impact them for the rest of their lives. Hunger limits a child’s growth emotionally, physically and mentally during the most important years of development. In response to this issue, Feeding America, Kentucky's Heartland launched the Kids Café and BackPack Programs to help alleviate childhood hunger.
The Kids Café program provides free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of existing community locations such as after school programs and churches. In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, Kids Café sites offer a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.
The BackPack Program allows children to bring home nutritious food when other resources are not available, such as on the weekends or during school vacations. The 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. “On behalf of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, I would like to thank Woodforest Charitable Foundation for your continued support and partnership of our Kids Café and BackPack Programs,” said Tami Delaney, Development Director of Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. “Your contribution is a tremendous help in alleviating child hunger in central Kentucky.”
For more information about Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, please call (270) 769-6997 or visit www.feedingamericaky.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 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 www.woodforest.com.