Second Harvest of Northwest Pennsylvania receives $1,750 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
Erie, PA – 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 Northwest Pennsylvania which recently received a $1,750 donation from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is the largest nonprofit food distribution organization in northwest Pennsylvania. The Food Bank, which has 60,000 square feet of space, solicits, receives, inventories, stores and distributes food and grocery products to 405 partner organizations in 11 counties, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, Kids Cafés and shelters. The counties Second Harvest serves include Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Venango and Warren. During 2011, Second Harvest distributed nearly 9.4 million pounds of food to partner organizations, which in turn provided food to 72,600 unduplicated recipients.
The Food Bank offers a Kids Café Program which provides free nutritious meals and snacks to needy children at safe, accessible sites. Second Harvest’s Kids Café Program is a free after-school programs that offers homework assistance, nutrition education and recreational activities along with a meal. This program helps provide the proper nutrition necessary for overall growth, physical and cognitive development and satisfactory performance in school.
Their BackPack Program provides needy children with nutritious, child-friendly food when other resources, such as school lunches and after-school meals or snacks, are not available. Backpacks are discreetly distributed to participating children at community centers or schools on Fridays and before holidays. The food is nonperishable, vitamin fortified, and easy to prepare and consume. Some of the types of items that might be included are juice, soup, nutritious snack bars and crackers with peanut butter. Children might also share the food with younger siblings at home. Second Harvest also includes an educational activity sheet related to nutrition in each backpack.
For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency at (814) 459-3663 or visit www.eriefoodbank.org.
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 www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org.
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 www.woodforest.com.