Food Bank of Western New York receives $1,055 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

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BUFFALO, NY – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made a $1,055 contribution to Food Bank of Western New York. 

Since 1979, the Food Bank has been helping individuals in need by acting as a bridge between available food sources and agencies servicing them.  Each month nearly 100,000 less fortunate Western New Yorkers turn to soup kitchens, food pantries, and other emergency food providers for assistance.  In addition to distributing food, the Food Bank has programs to further assist its agencies and educate the community about hunger in its four county service area.

The Food Bank is located in Buffalo, NY, the third most impoverished city in the county. Hunger is a growing problem and young children are often left without proper nourishment over weekends and holiday breaks. Through the BackPack Program, the Food Bank is able to assist students, and those in the outlying counties, by providing them with kid-friendly snacks and meals every weekend throughout the school year.

Because the cost of food has risen dramatically in 2012 and donations are down, the Food Bank, who once relied on food donations, now has to purchase about 65% of the food distributed. However, because food procurers are on staff and food is bought in bulk, Food Bank of Western New York is always assured of getting the best price for food products. This year, through extensive research, the Food Bank was able to provide more nutritious food for children and the cost was reduced by over $2 per student each week.

“Thank you so very much for your terrific contribution to the Food Bank of Western New York’s BackPack Program! Your generous donation will enable us to provide 304 needy children with backpacks full of nutritious food for the weekend, when school meals are not available,” said Marylou Borowiak, President and CEO of Food Bank of Western New York.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (716)852-1305 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