Golden Harvest Food Bank receives $2,400 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
LIBERTY, SC – Golden Harvest Food Bank recently received a $2,400 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Golden Harvest Food Bank is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that provides quality food and other grocery products to those in need. The Food Bank is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that provides quality food and other grocery products to those in need. They complete this by partnering with local community support through direct service programs, food pantries and community education about hunger.
Childhood hunger is a silent epidemic that affects nearly one in four children. For the poorest school-age children, Friday night begins the Weekend Meal Gap, two days when the school lunch programs are not available and the children have little or nothing to eat. These children come back to school on Mondays, famished and weak, thinking only of the free meal that will come at breakfast and/or lunchtime.
Golden Harvest Food Bank bridges the Weekend Meal Gap with the BackPack Program. Teachers and counselors identify the children who are at the greatest risk of falling into the Weekend Meal Gap. Free and reduced breakfasts and lunches are only available during the week, so this program provides needy children with meals to take home on Fridays. Golden Harvest Food Bank provides the back packs and transports them to the participating BackPack site, usually an elementary school. On the last day of the school week, the back packs are discreetly placed in the back packs of students enrolled in the program by site staff or volunteers. Each enrolled child receives a bag of child-friendly, ready-to-eat foods on Friday to take home for the weekend, when school meals are not available.
“All I can say is thank you to all of you who have been a part of this noble purpose and great work of God at any point along Golden Harvest’s journey. Let us now look ahead to many more years of service to those in need,” said Michael Firmin, Executive Director of Golden Harvest Food Bank.
Turning $1 into $5 worth of food, Golden Harvest Food Bank is the largest food distributor to more than 400 non-profit agencies throughout 30 counties.
For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (864) 843-6161 or visit www.goldenharvest.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 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 www.woodforest.com.