Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $3,200 to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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DUQUESNE, PA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent donation of $3,200 will help Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank continue its mission of alleviating hunger throughout the community.

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food through a 380+ member network in 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania.  Through food solicitation, fund raising, special events, and community partnerships, the Food Bank gathers food at a 94,000 square foot warehouse in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

In the past, people who needed food came to a food bank and were handed a bag of groceries.  While the concept is still that simple, food banking has had to develop in many ways.  Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank employs state-of-the-art systems for keeping inventory, taking orders, and tracking millions of pounds of food from various sources every year.

“While the Food Bank distributed over 22.5 million pounds of food and grocery products last year, we have much more work ahead of us, as we strive to eliminate hunger in southwestern Pennsylvania,” said Joyce Rothermel, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s gift will allow the Food Bank to help many more people in need, particularly during these trying economic times.”

For more information about the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, please call (412) 460-FOOD (3663) 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 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