Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $1,500 to Shared Harvest Foodbank

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FAIRFIELD, OH – Shared Harvest Foodbank receives a $1,500 contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation in support of their Back Pack Program for children.

The Back Pack Program provides nutritious and easy to prepare food to elementary students who are at risk of hunger over the weekend. These students participate in the free lunch program during the school week. This program was developed to meet the basic needs of children who have been identified by school staff as being in a household that experiences food insecurity.

“Research has shown that hunger has long-term consequences on a child’s ability to learn and thrive,” said Kim Marling, Executive Director of Woodforest Charitable Foundation. “Woodforest National Bank employees are dedicated to their fundraising efforts which provide the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to support Shared Harvest Foodbank’s Back Pack Program.”

Shared Harvest Foodbank collects, warehouses, transports & distributes contributions of wholesome surplus food & other grocery style products to more than 100 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Butler, Warren, Preble, Darke & Miami counties which provide either hot meals or bags of groceries to people in emergency need. The Foodbank also is a mixing center providing USDA commodities to five partner Foodbank’s serving an additional 34 Ohio counties. Annually, the Foodbank distributes an average of ten million pounds of groceries.

For more information about Shared Harvest Foodbank, please call (513) 874-0114 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