Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana receives $175 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

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SHREVEPORT, LA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made a $175 contribution to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

In 1995, a group of individuals from churches with food pantries and benevolent organizations met to discuss the need to establish a local Food Bank to serve the parishes of Northwest Louisiana. In June 2003, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana became an affiliate for Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the largest distributor of donated food for a seven parish area in the state.  The Food Bank annually sorts, warehouses and distributes more than 500,000 pounds of food to over 120 non-profit organizations in Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, and Webster Parishes. These "partner agencies" distribute the food to needy individuals free of charge.
As the largest distributer of public and private emergency food in a seven parish area, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana provides over 3.8 million pounds of food to more than 65,000 low-income and below poverty level households in northwest Louisiana.
The Food Bank also warehouses Northwest Louisiana's portion of the state's allocated USDA commodity food products. These USDA commodities are available at no cost to member agencies. Donated food from coast to coast across the United States is available for up to nineteen cents per pound, a shared maintenance fee that helps to cover fuel and freight costs. Since Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is a disaster relief responder, the Food Bank provides immediate assistance to member agencies, pop-up and faith based shelters, and individuals.
“The number of people seeking food assistance is greater now than any other time in the history of the Food Bank. It is through contributions like yours that we are able to continue to address the needs of the food insecure people in the seven parishes of Northwest Louisiana. We look forward to your continued support,” said Martha Marak, Executive Director of Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
For more information about Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, please call (318)675-2400 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