Food Bank of Northern Indiana Receives $3,800 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana Receives $3,800 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Photo Caption:Presenting the check (left to right) is Crystal Benson, WNB Branch Manager, Plymouth, IN; Scott Bradtmiller, WNB Branch Manager, Goshen, IN; Thomas Powley, WNB Branch Manager, Michigan City, IN to Dean O'Malley, Food Bank of Northern Indiana; Kris Yeager, WNB Branch Manager, Elkhart, IN; Steve Determan, WNB Branch Manager, Mishawaka, IN; Vicki Richmond, Treasurer, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Larry Stewart, Regional Manager,WNB; Boyd Nelson, Executive Vice President, WNB and Jeff Wisler, WNB Branch Manager, South Bend, IN.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana
South Bend, IN – On a continual basis Woodforest National Bank employees perform a multitude of fundraising events benefitting the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  Both Woodforest National Bank and Woodforest Charitable Foundation are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which Woodforest serves. This partnership benefits the community and organizations such as Food Bank of Northern Indiana which recently received a $3,800 donation, from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Food Bank of Northern Indiana was founded in 1993, since then, they have been feeding the hungry in the six counties that they serve. The Food Bank of Northern Indiana serves 185 agencies in the northern Indiana counties of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, Starke and LaPorte. The Food Bank distributes 20,000 pounds of food each business day.

Their mission is, “The Food Bank of Northern Indiana works in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger and lead programs designed to alleviate hunger.”

The Food 4 Kids Program is just one of the programs that the Food Bank of Northern Indiana supports. This program is an emergency food assistance program designed to serve school-aged children, to improve the physical health, mental health and overall school performance of chronically hungry children through immediate, confidential, and direct assistance. Food is distributed to the children every Friday throughout the duration of the school year. Children receive kid-friendly food each week and are responsible for their food items once they have been distributed.  Fun Packs are delivered every Thursday to the schools that have been sponsored and adopted to implement the Food 4 Kids Program.

“I wonder if I will get to have lunch today?” – School Girl in The Food 4 Kids Program

For more information on the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, please call 574-232-9986 or visit

Woodforest Charitable Foundation
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 committed to assisting 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

Woodforest National Bank
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 837,000 customers with branches in excess of 760 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