Huntington Area Food Bank receives $2,165 donation from WCF.

Huntington Area Food Bank receives $2,165 donation from WCF.

Photo Caption:Mike White, Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank; Tiffany Tatum, Interim Director, Huntington Area Food Bank; Sam Sarcone, Accounting Director, Huntington Area Food Bank; Charles Pollitt, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank; Jeremy Horton, Assistant Director, Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

HUNTINGTON, WV – Huntington Area Food Bank recently received a $2,165 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. 

The Huntington Area Food Bank is a 501 (c)3 Non-Profit organization affiliated with Feeding America, the largest hunger relief agency in the United States. They distribute USDA commodities through the TEFAP program which is managed by the USDA. The emergency food assistance program is designed to alleviate hunger amongst low income individuals and to service areas damaged by natural disasters.

The Food Bank has partnerships with retail grocers, restaurants, farmers, civic organizations, private donors, food manufacturers and processors and serves a client base of 96,000 food insecure individuals through our 260 member agencies in 12 counties of southern West Virginia, 4 counties of northeastern Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ohio. In 2011 The Food Bank distributed 6 million pounds of food, water and cleaning supplies. The Food Bank’s mission is to help feed hungry people by distributing nutritious food and grocery product through our pantry/agency network.

Huntington Area Food Bank offers a Backpack Program designed for children who are at risk of being food insecure. Many of the children that the food bank supports receive their only decent meal in the free lunch school program. To prevent students from coming to class Monday morning undernourished and tired, the Food Bank, in partnership with several affiliated agencies, offer food filled backpacks for the children to take home and eat over the weekend.

“Thanks to your gift our member agencies are able to continue to the needy families in our community through food pantries and soup kitchens. Gifts like your help us to distribute 135,000 pounds of food each week and allow us to provide disaster relief when the time comes. You are a vital part of the success of this food bank and the success of the community we serve,” said Tiffany Tatum, Interim Director of Huntington Area Food Bank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (304)523-6039 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 k832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at