Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore receives $1,115 donation from WCF.
BALTIMORE, Maryland – The Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore welcomes a $1,115 contribution from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation. The funds will help support their many Kids Café and Backpack programs.
The Maryland Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, was founded in 1979 to coordinate the procurement and distribution of food donations from manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and government agencies to organizations providing free food to the Maryland’s hungry. The Food Bank operates two facilities: one in Baltimore, serving all but two Maryland counties, and another in Salisbury that serves the Eastern Shore.
The current situation on the Eastern Shore shows hunger increasing among a diverse population, many of which are children, single parts, working parents, and senior citizens. Due to high demand, many children needing food assistance are not able to be adequately served by traditional programs, so the food bank has created the Youth Supper Program, School Food Pantry, and Back Pack programs in order to provide hot meals and nutritious snacks for the increasing number of children.
In 2011, the School Pantry Program, which distributes groceries through school operated food pantries, supplied 1 million pounds of food to families in need, a 64% increase from the previous year. The Food Bank is strategically planning as they strive for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Maryland Food Bank distributed a record-breaking 23.1 million pounds of food through 17.1 million meals. Supper Clubs and Summer Food Service Programs served 219,000 meals to children enrolled in after school and summer enrichment programs.
“On behalf of the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore, we would like to thank Woodforest Charitable Foundation for their contribution. Together we are moving towards our goal of ending hunger on the Eastern Shore,” said Jennifer Small, Branch Manager of Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore.
For more information, please call (410) 737-8282 or visit Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore’s website at www.mdfoodbank.org.
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 www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org .
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 www.woodforest.com.