Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $4,300 to Freestore Foodbank

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INDIANA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made two donations to the Freestore Foodbank.

The Freestore Foodbank sees the daily struggles of childhood hunger, and the number of children who often go without food is distressing.  While children participating in the national free or reduced-cost breakfast and school lunch program eat during school hours, many do not have enough food in the evenings and over the weekend.  Research has shown that insufficient nutrition has devastating effects on childhood development.  Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contribution will support the Foodbank’s effort of fighting childhood hunger through their Kids Café Program.

The Kids Café Program serves hot, nutritious after-school meals to children who might otherwise go hungry outside of school.  Through the program, children also take part in recreational activities, get help with school work and receive adult mentoring.  The majority of the meals served at Kids Café sites are prepared by students participating in the Freestore Foodbank’s Cincinnati Cooks program.  Using food donated to the Foodbank, Cincinnati Cooks students learn how to prepare nutritious dishes and then serve those healthy meals to children taking part in the Kids Café Program.  “Programs like Kids Café are integral to the mission of the Freestore Foodbank.  As we strive to make difficult lives less so, we rely on special friends like the Woodforest Charitable Foundation,” said John Young, President & CEO of Freestore Foodbank.  “Without your support, none of what we do would be possible.  We greatly appreciate the Foundation’s generous gift.”  The Freestore Foodbank’s Kids Café Program serves more than 8,400 after-school meals to students each month.

The Freestore Foodbank is dedicated to providing food and services, creating stability and furthering self-reliance for people in crisis. Founded in 1971, the Freestore has grown to serve 20 counties in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

For more information about the Freestore Foodbank, please call (513) 482-4500 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 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 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 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