Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

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SPRINGFIELD, OH - Woodforest Charitable Foundation recently made a $1,500 contribution to Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties.

As we wait out the economic recovery, Second Harvest Food Bank continues to be the safety net for people in need. Research shows that 1 in 6 people (up from 1 in 8 for 2009) are still suffering from food insecurity, meaning they can't get enough food to meet their basic needs monthly through their own resources.  Ohio continues to be one of the hardest states hit with foreclosures and layoffs as over 12,000 jobs have been lost over the past 5 years.  This has left people scrambling for help, many of whom never had to ask for it before.

“Putting food on the table has become a struggle for many of our clients. Not only are we seeing more first-time clients and families, but they and many of our repeat clients are visiting the pantries, soup kitchens and shelters we serve more often,” said Keith Williamson, Regional Director of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contribution to Second Harvest will make a positive impact on the lives of the men, women and children we serve.”

The Second Harvest Food Bank is a national network member of Feeding America. This collection of over 205 food banks and food rescue organizations nationwide get food to hungry children and families who need it most.

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank, please call (937) 323-6507 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 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