Second Harvest of Metrolina receives $2,165 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Second Harvest of Metrolina receives $2,165 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Photo Caption:Presenting the check (from left to right) is Tim Carroll, Assistant Vice President, Eastern SC, WNB; Clint Hatcher, WNB Branch Manager, Hill, SC; Justen Gaddy, WNB Branch Manager, Lancaster, SC; Jessica Valentine, Senior Vice President -East Coast Division, WNB; Andrew Rabuck, Vice President - SC / GA / FL, WNB to Shay Merritt, Community Development Coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina; Kim Marling, Vice President & Executive Director, Woodforest Charitable Foundation; Johnny Satrakoune, WNB Branch Manager, Tega Cay, SC; Travis Bryant, WNB Branch Manager, Gaffney, SC; Miranda Swann, WNB Branch Manager, York, SC and Harmony Smith, WNB Branch Manager, Union, SC.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Charlotte, NC – On a continual basis Woodforest National Bank employees perform a multitude of fundraising events benefitting the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.  Both Woodforest National Bank and Woodforest Charitable Foundation are committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which Woodforest serves. This partnership benefits the community and organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina which recently received a $2,165 donation from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Established in 1981, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food.  The Food Bank currently provides food for almost 650 partner agencies throughout 14 counties.

Children at risk of hunger in the Metrolina region make up a large sector of the population. In fact, 15.7% of Food Bank’s service area population lives in poverty, including almost 185,000 children and seniors. Children at the greatest risk of hunger are those who are in deep, persistent poverty. Second Harvest has several initiatives to help serve these children.

A Kids Café childhood hunger initiative is in place to provide children meals, supplemental snacks, and nutritional education on-site weekly, year round in a safe and accessible environment. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina partners with agencies that already serve children at risk of hunger to help provide nutritious meals and snacks at their sites. Currently 37 of these sites operate in 10 different counties and serve tens of thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry. The Food Bank’s goal is to have sites in all 19 counties within 5 years. 

Another program offered by the Food Bank is the Backpack program which provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods is sent home on weekends and holidays with children at risk of hunger. Backpacks include foods such as peanut butter, tuna or chicken, breakfast bars, macaroni and cheese, soup, canned fruit, raisins and pudding cups.  School teachers and counselors say the children often tell them this is the only food in the house for the entire weekend.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization contact this agency directly at (704) 376-1785 or visit

Woodforest Charitable Foundation
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 committed to assisting 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

Woodforest National Bank
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 837,000 customers with branches in excess of 760 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