Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $350 to the Food Bank of Western New York

Food Bank of Western New York Receives $350 Donation

Photo Caption:Amanda Lyon, Woodforest Bank; Danny Sumner, Woodforest Bank Regional Manager; Pam Racino, Woodforest Bank; Chris Saunders, Woodforest Bank and Michael Billoni, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Food Bank of Western New York

BUFFALO, New York (January, 2010) - Woodforest Charitable Foundation presents a $350 donation to the Food Bank of Western New York.  The grant will provide funding for its Kids Café program sites.

Established in 1978, the Food Bank of Western New York’s mission is to acquire and re-distribute food to affiliated charitable providers such as soup kitchens, pantries and shelters.  Each month, the Food Bank distributes nearly one million pounds of food to 96,000 residents in need.  The Food Bank currently serves four western New York counties through a network of 360 member agencies.

The Food Bank of Western New York fights childhood hunger by supporting the Kids Café program.  Kids Café programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations. In addition to providing meals to kids, all Kids Café programs offer a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities. “We are sincerely thankful for Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s demonstration of concern for the needy in our community,” said Michael Billoni, Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Food Bank of Western New York.  “This donation helps us to distribute over 1,900 meals through our Kids Café program sites.”

For more information, please call (716) 852-1305 or visit the Food Bank’s website at

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 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 throughout fifteen states: Texas, Alabama, 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