Harvest Hope Food Bank receives $3,250 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Harvest Hope Food Bank receives $3,250 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Photo Caption:Presenting the check is Tim Carroll , AVP, Eastern SC, WNB; Mary Ann Jeffcoat, WNB Branch Manager, Columbia SC; Kenny Collins, WNB Branch Manager, Cheraw, SC; Anne Carroll, WNB Branch Manager, West Columbia, SC; Sarah Venturella, WNB Branch Manager, Columbia SC; Jessica Valentine, Senior Vice President, East Coast Division, WNB; Andrew Rabuck, Vice President, SC / GA / FL, WNB to Skot Garrick, Harvest Hope Food Bank; Kim Marling, Vice President & Executive Director, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Angela Thomas, WNB Branch Manager, Greenville, SC; David Chipurnoi, WNB Branch Manager, Columbia, SC; Patrick Richardson, WNB Branch Manager, Marion, SC; Tony DeSue, WNB Branch Manager, Columbia, SC and Rachael Lockie, WNB Branch Manager, Dillon SC.

Harvest Hope Food Bank
Tyler, TX – On a continual basis Woodforest National Bank employees perform a multitude of fundraising events benefitting the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  Both Woodforest National Bank and Woodforest Charitable Foundation are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which Woodforest serves. This partnership benefits the community and organizations such as Harvest Hope Food Bank, which recently received a $3,250 donation, from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Harvest Hope Food Bank began in 1981 as a result of a shared vision of business leaders and faith leaders in the community.  The food bank distributes over 28 million pounds of food annually which approximately feeds 38k people per week. Their mission is, “To provide the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food with dignity, compassion and education.”
Harvest Hope Food Bank participates in several feeding programs, including Commodity Supplement Food Program, SnackSack Program, BackPack Program, and Kids Café.

“They Could Not Even Hope to Wish: They Knew Their Wishes Would Not Come True”
After losing my full time administrative when my employer’s business was bought out, I found part-time work as a substitute teacher while looking for another job. Times were hard for me and I had to go to Harvest Hope for food, but in December I was heart-broken to learn how hard it was for others.
I was teaching a fifth grade class in December just before the break and asked the class if they were excited about the holidays and what they were wishing for. Everyone was excited except for five students, who became quiet and even sad. I asked one little boy if there was anything he wished for, and he very quietly told me his family did not have a lot of money and he did not know if they would even have supper that night. I had to fight to keep back my tears as I realized for this little boy and the other sad children in the class, they could not even hope to wish because they knew their wishes would not come true. – 56 year old woman who visited the Emergency Food Pantry

For more information on the Harvest Hope Food Bank, please call 803-254-4432 or visit

Woodforest Charitable Foundation
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 committed to assisting 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

Woodforest National Bank
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 837,000 customers with branches in excess of 760 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