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Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $2,700 to The Foodbank, Inc.
DAYTON, Ohio (December, 2009) – Woodforest Charitable Foundation contributes $2,700 to The Foodbank, Inc.
For more than three decades, The Foodbank has served as the link for food relief in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank– the only one of its kind in the area –nourishes the hunger relief efforts of the community through the acquisition and distribution of food to the hungry throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble counties. The Foodbank provides the infrastructure for nearly 100 member programs that serve as the charitable food relief network in the area.
There are many children throughout The Foodbank's service area that receive free or reduced lunches at school. But over the weekend, these same children are at a high risk of going hungry. The Good-to-Go Backpack program addresses the needs of hundreds of these children throughout the area. Good-to-Go backpacks are sent home with specifically identified children every Friday throughout the school year. Each backpack is filled with food children can take home and eat over the weekend. No one but the child knows what is in his or her backpack, thus maintaining the dignity of each participant.
The Foodbank also fights against childhood hunger by supporting 11 Kids Café program sites. Kids Café programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of existing community locations such as after school programs and churches. In addition to providing meals to hungry kids, Kids Café programs offer a safe place, where under the supervision of trustworthy staff, a child can get involved in educational, recreational and social activities. “Every year The Foodbank and its network of member pantries, kitchens and shelters serve more than three million meals, and sadly the need continues to grow. Without the commitment of people like you, many in our community would go hungry,” said Burma D. Rai, CEO of The Foodbank, Inc. “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s ongoing support and dedication is greatly appreciated.”
For more information, please call (937) 461-0265 or visit The Foodbank’s website at www.thefoodbankdayton.org.
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 www.woodforestcharitablefoundation.org.
About Woodforest Charitable Foundation/Woodforest National Bank
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 770,000 customers with branches in excess of 700 throughout fifteen states: Texas, Alabama, 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.