Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $800 to Southeast Texas Food Bank

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BEAUMONT, TX – Southeast Texas Food Bank welcomes an $800 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

As a result of the recession, many Texas families with children are finding themselves seeking relief from charitable and state food relief programs for the first time.  The Southeast Texas Food Bank’s BackPack Program provides nutritious food for elementary aged children who are at risk of hunger when school meals are not available.  Children are given backpacks filled with kid-friendly food to take home on Friday and it provides enough food for Saturday and Sunday.  The supplemental food that the children receive helps offset or reverse some of the developmental delays caused by even mild malnutrition.  The Food Bank currently delivers backpacks to 20 schools, serving over 1,000 children each week.

“Many children enrolled in the BackPack Program will receive nutritious food for the weekend because of Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s generosity,” expressed Emelie Irving, Executive Director of Southeast Texas Food Bank.  “But just as important, the children will receive the gift of knowing they are loved and valued. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children in need.”

For more information about Southeast Texas Food Bank, please call (409) 839-8777 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