River Bend Food Bank receives $3,300 donation from WCF.

River Bend Food Bank receives $3,300 donation from WCF.

Photo Caption:Presenting a donation of $3,300 to Caren Laughlin, Marketing Director, River Bend Foodbank is Mike White, Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank; Boyd Nelson, Regional Manager, Woodforest National Bank; Kim Marling, Executive Director & Vice President, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Jeremy Horton, Assistant Director, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; with area Woodforest National Bank Mangers.

MOLINE, IL – Woodforest Charitable Foundation makes a $3,300 donation to River Bend Foodbank.

River Bend Foodbank’s mission is to collect, store and judiciously redistribute surplus food to charitable feeding programs. Established in 1982, the Foodbank collects wholesome donations of food from the food industry for distribution to more than 300 charitable community organizations that support the hungry in their 22 county region.  For every $1 donated, the Foodbank can distribute $10 worth of food.

The Foodbank offers five major feeding programs to help sustain the need for food in Illinois. Of those, the Kids Café and Backpack Program are designed to help children at risk of hunger. The Kids Café program was developed nationally by Feeding America and has been offered by River Bend Foodbank since 1995. Annually, more than 45,000 meals are served to children through this program. The Backpack program strives to ensure children don’t go hungry over the weekend when there are no school meals for them to rely on. This program serves approximately 1,200 children in the Quad Cities each week for the entire school year. The food sent home is nutritious, child friendly, shelf stable and easily consumed.

USDA commodities are also offered at River Bend Foodbank through the emergency food assistance program. This federal program helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. The Foodbank is the sole non-profit distributer for the USDA in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

“On behalf of the more than 10,000 people who are helped by the Foodbank’s distribution network every week, thank you so much for being a partner with us in our efforts to feed the hungry here in your community. Together we can end hunger,” Said Thomas Laughlin, Executive Director of River Bend Foodbank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (309) 764-7434 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