Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank receives $350 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

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BATON ROUGE, LA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation makes a $350 donation in support of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Adopt A Senior Program.

The Food Bank services short-term, unmet food needs of individuals in the Greater Baton Rouge area through existing of social service providers, churches/synagogues and other organizations. Their mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners.

“The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has spent the last 27 years serving Baton Rouge and the 11 surrounding parishes. Our purpose is to help those in need move forward from hunger to hope. Your generous gift feeds the hope that one day no senior citizen in grater Baton Rouge will go hungry,” said Charlene Guarisco Montelaro, Vice President Development and Philanthropy of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank distributes more than 11 million pounds of food annually and operates with an administrative cost less than 3%. Because administrative costs are so low, the Food Bank is able to provide seven meals for every $1 donated. The Food Bank is aggressive in food collection as 94% of food donated is distributed to more than 120 charitable agencies completely free of charge. Currently, eleven parishes are served by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank including: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

“Without the support of caring people like you, we would not have the resources we need to distribute good, wholesome food to our senior citizens who desperately need it. Your generosity and giving spirit is an inspiration. Together we are making a tangible difference in the fight against hunger. Thank you for being the link between hunger and hope,” said Guarisco Montelaro.

For more information about Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, please call (225)359-9940 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