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Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $630 to the Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana
SHREVEPORT, LA – The Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana receives a $630 contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation in support of their child nutrition programs.
In northeast Louisiana, over 60,000 children are enrolled in free and reduced lunch. Many of these children do not have a reliable source of food when school is not in session. In response, the Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana established its Kids Café and BackPack Programs.
Kids Café is a national program of Feeding America that provides hot meals and nutritional education to low-income children in already existing after-school programs. In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, Kids Café sites offer a safe place where a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities. The BackPack Program allows children to bring home nutritious food when other resources are not available, such as on the weekends or during school vacations. Backpacks are filled by volunteers with child-friendly, non-perishable, and vitamin fortified food. The backpacks are then discreetly distributed to the at-risk children at a local school. The Foodbank currently distributes 100 backpacks, serving 181 children each week.
“Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s donation will help children all over northeast Louisiana get the nourishment they so desperately need and would otherwise not be able to purchase for themselves,” stated Richard King, Executive Director of the Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana. “We, the Staff of the Food Bank, along with our Board of Directors, want to say thank you on behalf of all the children you have helped with this contribution.”
For more information about the Foodbank of Northeast Louisiana’s child nutrition programs, please call (318) 322-3567 or visit www.fbnela.org.
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 www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org.
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 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 www.woodforest.com.