Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,600 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania

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ALLENTOWN, PA – Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recently donated $1,600 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania (Second Harvest Food Bank). The funds will support the Food Bank’s Backpack Buddies program.

Backpack Buddies is a kid-friendly supplemental nutrition program administered by the Second Harvest member agencies that have after-school programs. Staff members at each of the locations identify children who are currently enrolled in their programs and are in need of food assistance. These low-income children eat their meals at school through government subsidized breakfast and lunch programs. Once identified, these children receive a weekly backpack of kid-friendly food to supplement their meals from Friday night until they return to school on Monday morning. Each backpack contains cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese, canned one-dish meals, and healthy snacks.

“Second Harvest Food Bank serves many people with limited resources and we greatly appreciate Woodforest’s contribution to our efforts, especially now as it gets closer to winter and many are faced with the tough choice of buying groceries or paying heating bills,” said Ann McManus, Director of Second Harvest Food Bank. “We thank you again for supporting the Food Bank’s Backpack Buddies program. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania helps thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table throughout a six-county service area. Last year, Second Harvest distributed 5.1 million pounds of food to a network of over 200 member agencies, serving over 63,000 people each month.

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, please call (610) 434-0875 or visit

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