Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $5,000 to the North Texas Food Bank

North Texas Food Bank Receives $5,000 Donation

Photo Caption:Armin Samadi, Woodforest National Bank; James Larabee, Dallas Regional Manager; Jason Stockton, Ft. Worth Regional Manager; Sayeda Mahler, North Texas Food Bank; and Kristofer Carlsen-Landy, Laura Soto, Chance Cypert, Andrew Li, and Torin Wallace of Woodforest National Bank.

DALLAS, Texas – North Texas Food Bank received a $5,000 contribution from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  The donation will provide funding for its Kids Café and Food 4 Kids programs.

Founded in 1982, the North Texas Food Bank is a hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased, and prepared foods through a network of 1,146 feeding agencies in 13 North Texas counties.  Each dollar donated to the Food bank provides four meals for hungry citizens.  Last year, the Food Bank provided access to 37 million meals through its efforts.
The North Texas Food Bank also fights hunger by focusing on underserved children.  The Food Bank accomplishes this by supporting its Kids Café and Food 4 Kids programs.  The Kids Café provides a nutritious evening meal to children enrolled in after-school programs established by Food Bank member agencies.  Kids Café serves 1,000 children 2-3 meals per week during the school year at an average cost of $1.14 per meal.  Last year 140,000 meals were served through the Food Bank’s 27 Café sites.

The Food 4 Kids program provides kid-friendly, self-serve food for elementary school children at risk of going hungry over the weekend.  Currently serving over 200 schools in 17 school districts, the program provides food every weekend during the school year to approximately 4,400 children in the greater Dallas area.  “Many individuals and families are turning to the North Texas Food Bank for help for the first time in their lives.  Your contribution makes it possible for us to help provide food for hungry individuals and families in our community,” said Jan Pruitt, President/CEO of North Texas Food Bank.  “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s gift will truly make a difference!”

For more information about North Texas Food Bank, please call (214) 330-1396, visit the Food Bank’s website at or send an e-mail to

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 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 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 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