Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $3,850 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Mid-Ohio Foodbank Receives $3,850 Donation

Photo Caption:Ryan Anderson, Ohio Regional Manager; Evelyn Behm, Senior Vice President of Food & Strategic Initiatives for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank; and Shawn Barklow of Woodforest National Bank.

GROVE CITY, Ohio (December, 2009) – Woodforest Charitable Foundation contributes $3,850 to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  The donation will support its Take Home Groceries/Backpack Program.

Established in 1980, the Mid-Ohio Foodbank distributes over 31 million pounds of food each year, enabling its partner agencies across 20 counties to provide food for more than 47,000 meals each day.  The Foodbank’s efforts help stock the shelves of food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters throughout central and eastern Ohio.  As a member of the nation's largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization, Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s goal is to make food accessible to hungry people in their greatest times of need.

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank serves a vital need through its Take Home Groceries/Backpack Program.  The Program allows children to bring home nutritious food when other resources are not available, such as on the weekends or during school vacations.  Backpacks are filled with child-friendly, non-perishable, and vitamin fortified food, as well as educational activities.  The backpacks are then discreetly distributed to at-risk children every Friday.  “Your donation helps us to provide special grocery packs for kids, ensuring the nourishment they need as well as the energy for learning and play,” said Matt Habash, President/CEO of Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  “We appreciate Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s support in building a community without hunger.”

For more information about the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, please call (614) 274-7770, send an e-mail to, or visit the Foodbank’s website at

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
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