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Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $3,500 to Mountaineer Food Bank
GASSAWAY, WV – Mountaineer Food Bank welcomes a $3,500 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. The funds will support the Food Bank’s Back Pack Program.
In 1981, Mountaineer Food Bank was created through the efforts of an anti-hunger coalition looking for ways to feed more people. They began creating relationships throughout the state, and started the rural food delivery system in the Feeding America network. Today, Mountaineer Food Bank is the state's largest supplier of food and personal products for people in need of emergency assistance, serving over 500 programs in 48 counties throughout West Virginia
The Back Pack Program was implemented in order to meet the needs of children when food resources are not available. This program provides children with healthy, easy to consume foods that can be take home on weekends. Many groups are finding that this program helps younger siblings at home, as well as the child in school. The Food Bank currently operates 24 programs in 12 counties.
“Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s participation in our effort to feed hungry children in West Virginia is greatly appreciated,” said Carla Nardella, Executive Director of Mountaineer Food Bank. “The cost of feeding a child on the weekends for one school year is $50. Woodforest’s generous donation will provide weekend back packs for 70 children at risk of hunger.”
For more information about Mountaineer Food Bank, please call (304) 364-5518 or visit www.mountaineerfoodbank.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 30 years of service and ranked among the top earning banks in the United States, the Woodforest family of banks currently has assets of approximately $3.2 billion and services more than 850,000 customers with branches in excess of 750 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 www.woodforest.com.