Freestore Foodbank receives $420 donation from WCF.

Freestore Foodbank receives $420 donation from WCF.

Photo Caption:Jennifer Ebelhar- VP of development & External Relations; Kurt Reiber- CEO & President; Bryan Cooper- Branch Manager of Colerain, OH Branch 552; Ashley Monk- Branch Manager of Aurora, Indiana Branch 0238 & Charisse Berry- Development Officer for Corporations.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Freestore Foodbank recently received a $420 donation in support of their Power Pack Program.  A Power Pack contains nutritious food for at risk children to take home each weekend.  Students who take part in the program receive Power Packs each Friday so they have something to eat when they’re away from school. 

Freestore Foodbank receives food and products from 150 corporate donors and numerous community food drives. Food is distributed through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, community centers, childcare/senior centers and residential food assistance programs. The Foodbank ended the 2011 fiscal year distributing more than 16 million meals with a value of over $37.5 million. In addition, the Foodbank distributed 140,429 meals at 21 Kids Café sites and 137,312 meals at 80 Power Pack Program sites.

Efficiency and volunteerism are critical to the success of Freestore Foodbank. More than 7,500 volunteers contributed 62,000 service hours to feed about 5,500 people per week. 94% of all resources go to direct services that the Foodbank offers.

The Customer Connection Division works to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. These include the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor and families in crisis. Those who seek assistance from the Customer Connection Center, located in downtown Cincinnati, come from a 20 county region. This division of Freestore Foodbank was able to 158,898 people more than 2.6 million meals.

“2011 was a milestone year for the Freestore Foodbank. We Celebrated 40 years of providing food and assistance to those in need. 40 years of connecting our customers to resources that give them relief from crisis, stabilize them, and move them to self-sufficiency. 40 years of giving hope to those who need it most. Thank you for being the hope in their lives,” said Kurt Reiber, President of Freestore Foodbank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (513) 482-7099 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