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San Antonio Food BankReceives $10,330 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – San Antonio Food Bank receives a $10,330 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. In 2011, they provided more than 50 million pounds of food. The mission of the Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy.
San Antonio Food Bank strives to maintain the highest standard of efficiency while providing food to those in need. The Food Bank has consistently received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and 98% of donated resources go directly to food distribution programs.
Each year in the United States, more than 25 million people visit a food bank because of hunger or food insecurity with nearly 40% of emergency food clients being children. Many children do not receive well-balanced evening meals, either because their parents work late hours or they simply cannot afford good wholesome food.
A Kids Cafe confronts childhood hunger by serving as a direct feeding partnership between an area Food Bank and an after-school program. Kids Cafes are safe, nurturing places where neighborhood children can go after school and receive a hot supper as well as help with homework from caring volunteers or staff members. The San Antonio Food Bank sponsors several Kids Cafe sites, partnering with local after-school programs to bring this effective child nutrition program directly to the children and teens at the youth centers where they recreate.
“All of this could not be accomplished without the help of the community. We are only a reflection of your generosity and we thank you for your continued support in our mission,” said Eric S. Cooper, President & CEO of San Antonio Food Bank.
For more information about San Antonio Food Bank, please call (210) 337-3663 or visit www.safoodbank.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 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 k832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at www.woodforest.com.