Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $200 to Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana Receives $200 Donation

Photo Caption:Darren Flory, Woodforest National Bank; Martha Marak, Executive Director, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana; and Misty Gaskamp, Regional Vice President of Woodforest National Bank

SHREVEPORT, LA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made a $200 contribution to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in northwest Louisiana.  The Food Bank's vision is to ultimately end hunger by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution services which provides access to food for the needy.

The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana sorts, warehouses and distributes food to over 100 non-profit organizations in a seven-parish region, which includes Caddo, Bossier, Bienville, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, and Webster.   Partner organizations distribute the food to needy individuals free of charge.  Local food donations from businesses, individuals, and food drives play a large role in supplying the food needed to provide the over 4.5 million pounds that the Food Bank distributed in 2010.

“The number of people seeking food assistance is greater now than any other time in the history of the Food Bank,” said Martha Marak, Executive Director, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.  “Despite these tough economic times, friends like Woodforest remain ever committed to our mission of fighting hunger in northwest Louisiana.  It is your compassion for those in need that make our work possible.”

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 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