Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $2,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana
MUNCIE, IN – Woodforest Charitable Foundation contributes $2,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana in support of their child nutrition programs.
Each year, 40 million Americans are threatened by hunger, 16 million are children. Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana helps eliminate childhood hunger through its Kids Café and BackPack Programs.
The Kids Café Program provides healthy, nutritious afternoon snacks and evening meals to needy children after school. In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, Kids Café sites offer a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities.
The BackPack Program provides kid-friendly, self-serve food for elementary school children at risk of going hungry over the weekend. Every school week, the Food Bank delivers bags of healthy, ready-to-eat food to school sites. Each participating student receives a backpack to take their food home in. On Monday, students return the backpacks so that they can be filled again and carried home the following week.
“It is well known that food insecurity impairs the physical, mental and academic development of young school-aged children. Fortunately, the Kids Café and BackPack Programs are available to assist low income families with meeting the nutritional needs of their children and protect them from the consequences of malnutrition,” said Kim Marling. “Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Woodforest National Bank are pleased to support the Food Bank’s endeavor to end childhood hunger.”
Incorporated in 1983, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana has distributed more than 5 million pounds of food and grocery products to 135 feeding agencies in an eight county region.
For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, please call (765) 287-8698 or visit www.curehunger.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 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 www.woodforest.com.