Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $6,450 to Feeding America Southwest Virginia

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Photo Caption:Wendy Lawrence, Woodforest National Bank; Harry Van Guilder, Feeding America Southwest Virginia; Dan Holley, Woodforest National Bank; Dale Fillpot, Woodforest National Bank; and Stephanie Jarrett, Woodforest National Bank.

SALEM, VA – Feeding America Southwest Virginia recently accepted a $6,450 contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Many circumstances contribute to an inadequate food supply.  It may be short term because of the loss of a job or long term because of inadequate incomes or illness.  Whatever the reason, hunger does exist and the mission of the Food Bank is to strive to meet that basic need.  The nutritional needs of thousands of deprived families in Southwest Virginia rest with the Food Bank and its partner agencies.

Since 1981, Feeding America Southwest Virginia has provided nutritious, fresh foods to people struggling with hunger; safe and nurturing places for children to have a meal; emergency assistance for disaster victims; as well as a chance at self-sufficiency for adults trying to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.

“Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s gift will allow us to provide 19,350 meals to hungry families in our region,” said Pamela Irvine, President & CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  “On behalf of the thousands of men, women and children who will benefit from your donation, I offer our deepest gratitude.”

For more information about Feeding America Southwest Virginia, please call (540) 342-3011 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