Food Bank of Central Louisiana receives $175 donation from WCF.

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ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Food Bank of Central Louisiana welcomes a $175 gift from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana’s mission is to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana. They distribute food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved non-profit agencies in 11 parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.

The Food Bank distributes more than 5.7 million pounds of food to Central Louisiana each year and offers numerous feeding programs. Some of the Food Bank’s staple services include, a kids BackPack program that is designed to meet the need of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekend and school vacations. Another program offered by Food Bank of Central Louisiana is the Kids Café which is designed to have a hand in fashioning America’s future by providing nourishment to needs children in a safe, accessible environment. Adopt-A-Senior is a program intended to assist seniors in stretching their budgets, as approximately 50 pounds of food per month is given to each sponsored individual.

“It is with the generous support of our individual and corporate donors that the Food Bank of Central Louisiana is able to serve more than 22,400 people every month in our community,” said Jayne Wright-Velez, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central Louisiana.

For every dollar donated, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana can provide five meals to families in need. The Food Bank annually distributes more than five million pounds of food to children, families and senior citizens in need of emergency food assistance.

“You donation is crucial to our operation. Thank you for joining us in our mission of alleviating hunger in Central Louisiana. Hunger has a cure. It begins with caring people like you,” said Wright-Velez.

For more information about The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, please call (318) 445-2773 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 32 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.7 billion and services more than 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 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