Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,600 to Food Bank of the Golden Crescent

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VICTORIA, TX – Food Bank of the Golden Crescent recently received a $1,600 gift from Woodforest Charitable Foundation in support of their BackPack Program.

Texas currently ranks number one in the percentage of children facing hunger nationally, and number two in overall hunger, according to the USDA.  Food Bank of the Golden Crescent addresses childhood hunger through its BackPack Program.

The BackPack Program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when free or reduced-priced school lunches are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.  Food Bank of the Golden Crescent works with school staff to identify children at risk of food insecurity.  These students are then given backpacks filled with child-friendly, nonperishable, easily-consumed and vitamin fortified food.  Studies have shown major improvements in backpack recipients’ attendance, behavior, attention span, and grades.

“Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s generosity will allow us to promote the Kid’s BackPack Program in Calhoun and Matagorda Counties,” stated M. Dennis Brown, Executive Director, Food Bank of the Golden Crescent.  “Thanks to good friends like Woodforest we are adequately equipped and actively touching the lives of hundreds of children in the Golden Crescent Region.”

For more information about Food Bank of the Golden Crescent, please call (361) 578-0591 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