Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives $1,320 donation from WCF.

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York receives $1,320 donation from WCF.

Photo Caption:From Left to Right – Caitlyn Krug, Director of Development, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York; Jonathan Hawryschuk, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank.

LATHAM, NY – Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,320 to Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. 

The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste.  They work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.

The Regional Food Bank provides food assistance to over 1,000 charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people, including: food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, youth programs, senior programs, and programs for the diseased. These agencies receive more than half of their food from the Regional Food Bank and report that loss of support from the Food Bank would have a devastating or significant impact on their operations. People of all ages, races, genders, and physical and mental abilities benefit from the work of the Food Bank. Nearly 50% of the people served by food pantries are children.

“Thank you so much for the generous donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. We deeply appreciate your continued support. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do so much more for those in need,” said Mark Quandt, Executive Director of Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (518)786-3691 or visit

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 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