Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley

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YOUNGSTON, OH - Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley welcomes a $1,500 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. The funds will support the Food Bank’s BackPack Program.

The BackPack Program is a national program of Feeding America. It is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are filled with child-friendly, non-perishable, easily-consumed, and vitamin-fortified food. Each Friday during the school year, the Food Bank supplies 300 children with food to eat over the weekend.

“We greatly appreciate your support of the Food Bank and the BackPack Program.  This vital program provides a bag full of child-friendly nutritious food to third and fourth grade students each Friday to ensure they are not left without enough food to eat over the weekends,” said Michael Iberis, Executive Director of Second Harvest of the Mahoning Valley. “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s very generous support will go a long way.”

Each day, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributes approximately 35,000 pounds of food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties including church pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. In 2009, the Food Bank’s distribution was 7.4 million pounds of food including over 2.3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, please call (330) 792-5522 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