Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $500 to Good Neighbor Cupboard

Good Neighbor Cupboard Receives $500 Donation

Photo Caption:Deanna Tenry, Woodforest Bank; Alison Mercado, Woodforest Bank; James Reed, Executive Director of Good Neighbor Cupboard; Floyd Berry, President of Good Neighbor Cupboard; David Donnan, Woodforest Bank and Karen Watt, Woodforest Bank.

ANDERSON, South Carolina (October, 2009) – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently donated $500 to Good Neighbor Cupboard.

Established in 1982, The Good Neighbor Cupboard is the oldest food bank in Anderson, South Carolina.  The Good Neighbor Cupboard manages an Emergency Food Box program to feed hungry individuals and families on an urgent-need basis.  An emergency food box provides two to three days worth of staple food items, based on the number of members in each household.  The boxes contain non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, peanut butter, cereal and crackers.  The Program increases food security and reduces hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition.  Food for the Emergency Food Box program is provided through many sources including individual, corporate and organizational food drives, churches and food companies.  Recipients include many vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, working families, and the homeless. “In these trying times people are going hungry every day,” said Floyd G. Berry, President of Good Neighbor Cupboard. “The $500.00 your organization donated to the Good Neighbor Cupboard fed 40 people for an entire week.  We would like to thank the Woodforest Charitable Foundation for your generous contribution.”

For more information about the Good Neighbor Cupboard, please call (864) 224-1701 or e-mail

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 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