Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,000 to Huntington Area Food Bank

Huntington Area Food Bank Receives $1,000 Donation

Photo Caption:Woodforest employees Della Spencer, Vicki Richmond, Ryan Anderson, Steve Nida, Dustin Holston, Kristy Young, Mark Miller, Bobby Starkey, and Josh Saunders presented a check to Leigh Ann Zappin on behalf of Huntington Area Food Bank.

HUNTINGTON, WV – Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made a $1,000 donation in support of Huntington Area Food Bank’s BackPack for Buddies Program.

Hunger is a significant problem year-round in every community across the United States, from cities to suburbs to rural small towns.  Children are the most vulnerable to the problem of hunger, because their developing bodies need nutrition and they lack the resources to feed themselves.  The Huntington Area Food Bank confronts the issue of childhood hunger through its BackPack for Buddies Program.  The BackPack for Buddies Program helps low-income students fight hunger at home during weekends and long school holidays.  The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable and easily consumed.

“The Huntington Area Food Bank relies heavily on food and monetary donations to distribute nutritional food items to over 250 member agencies,” said Brooke Ash, Assistant Director of Huntington Area Food Bank. “Because of Woodforest’s support we can continue meeting our mission of feeding over 91,000 hungry people every month.”

Since 1983 The Huntington Area Food Bank has provided product to food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, senior citizen programs, youth programs, and residential programs that directly serve the needs of hungry people.  For more information about Huntington Area Food Bank, please call 304-523-6029 or visit

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