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Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $3,800 to the Freestore Foodbank
CINCINNATI, OH – Woodforest Charitable Foundation makes a $3,800 contribution in support of Freestore Foodbank’s Kids Café and Power Pack programs.
Kids Café is an after-school program that offers tutoring, nutrition education, mentoring, and healthy meals to children at risk of hunger. The Café works to lessen the impact of childhood hunger by offering a hot nutritious dinner from a menu that relies on fresh fruits, vegetables and protein. The Foodbank currently operates 19 Kids Café sites at local schools, churches and community centers.
The Foodbank’s Power Pack program sends nutritious food home each Friday with children who may not receive enough food over the weekend. The pack’s include items like milk, cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna or ravioli, and granola bars, all of which can be carried home easily in a child’s back pack and eaten safely without preparation or cooking. Presently, the Foodbank provides 9,280 Power Pack’s each month to 55 schools. The Power Pack program works with site coordinators at each school to determine the children most in need and ensure that they receive their Power Packs each week.
“Programs like Kids Café and Power Pack are integral to the mission of the Freestore Foodbank as they improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children and their families,” said John Young, President/CEO of Freestore Foodbank. “As we strive to make difficult lives less so, we rely on special friends like the Woodforest Charitable Foundation to help us. Without your continued support, none of what we do would be possible.”
The Freestore Foodbank distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually in 20 counties throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana through a network of over 325 member agencies. For more information, please call (513) 482-4500 or visit the Foodbank’s website at www.freestorefoodbank.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.