Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $200 to The Food Bank of Central Louisiana

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ALEXANDRIA, LA – The Food Bank of Central Louisiana welcomes a $200 gift from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

For more than 20 years, The Food Bank of Central Louisiana has been providing hunger relief to at-risk residents.  The Food Bank currently distributes food and grocery products to needy families through a network of 93 charitable agencies in 11 parishes.

The Food Bank distributes more than 5.7 million pounds of food to Central Louisiana each year.  This is estimated to serve more than 22,400 needy people per month.  For every dollar donated, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana can provide five meals to families in need.

“Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s partnership is crucial to our operation,” said Jayne Wright-Velez, Executive Director, The Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  “Thank you for joining us in our mission of alleviating hunger in Central Louisiana.”

For more information about The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, please call (318) 445-2773 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