Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio receives $1,135 donation from WCF.
LORAIN, OH – Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio recently received a $1,135 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Founded in 1982, the Food Bank’s mission is to gather and provide resources to hunger-relief agencies serving individuals and families in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain counties. Their mission is to gather and provide resources to hunger-relief agencies serving individuals and families in Crawford, Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties.
Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio recently earned a 4-Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America's largest independent evaluator of charities and the premier independent evaluator providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health of America's largest charities. Second Harvest earned four out of a possible four stars indicating the organization adheres to good governance and best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
According to a new report by Feeding America, one in four children under the age of five is food insecure in Ohio. To provide assistance for this alarming statistic, the Food Bank offers a Back Pack Program for children in their service area. The mission of the BackPack Program is to help alleviate child hunger by addressing the lack of food resources on weekends and holidays for children who are at-risk for hunger through the provision of groceries for them to prepare and consume at home.
“On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, I want to extend our sincere thanks to the Woodforest Charitable Foundation for approving a grant for the Back Pack Program in Erie, Huron and Lorain Counties,” said Juliana Chase-Morefield, Executive Director of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio. “In these difficult economic times, the need for emergency food continues to rise and we sincerely appreciate your commitment to helping families at-risk of hunger. Thank you for joining us as a partner in the fight against hunger.”
For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (440) 960-2265 or visit www.secondharvestfoodbank.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 832-375-2000 or visit the bank’s website at www.woodforest.com.