Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank receives $5,185 from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank receives $5,185 from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Photo Caption:Presenting the check: Front row (left to right) Michael White, Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank; Bernice Toney, Agency Relations Specialist, Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank Inc.; Kim Marling, Executive Director & Vice President, Woodforest Charitable Foundation and Ann Healy, Ohio Regional Manager, WNB. Middle row (left to right) Heather Starkweather, WNB Branch Manager, Wauseon, OH; Sharon Salyers, WNB Branch Manager, Fremont, OH; Jeff Bodkin, Ohio Regional Manager, WNB; Carrie Silva, WNB Branch Manager, Oregon, OH; Elena Harding, WNB Branch Manager, Holland, OH and Anthony Wells, WNB Branch Manager, Port Clinton, OH. Back row (left to right) Violet Devault, WNB Branch Manager, Defiance, OH; Eva Gleason, WNB Branch Manager, Toledo, OH; Brandy Detrick, WNB Branch Manager, Perrysburg, OH; Joshua Bowen, WNB Branch Manager, Toledo, OH and Benjamin Jackson, WNB Branch Manager, Bowling Green, OH.

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
Toledo, Oh – 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 Toledo Food Bank which recently received a $5,185 donation from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

Over the past 26 years Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank has distributed over 76 million pounds of food and grocery products to our member agencies.  Currently, the Food Bank partners with 300 member agencies in 8 counties every year to fight hunger in Northwest Ohio.

More than 33% of children in the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank service are qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, with many having nothing to eat on weekends and school vacations. The Food Bank’s Backpack Program is in place to help children receive the nutritious and easy-to-prepare food they need when school is not in session. With more than 2,300 backpacks being distributed to children on an annual basis, volunteers meet on a weekly basis to sort food and fill the backpacks for children to discreetly take home on Friday afternoons.

Toledo Northwestern Food Bank also offers a Kids Café program to meet the daily needs of low-income children. The program provides free meals and snacks to children facing hunger in a safe location where kids can participate in nutritional education, academic studies and recreational activities. In 2012, the Kids Café Program has provided 6,000 meals to students. For some participants, the meal they receive at Kids Café is their last meal until the school breakfast program resumes on the following day.

“Thank you so much for the charitable contribution from Woodforest Charitable Foundation to support our Kids Café and Backpack Program at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. One in five children goes to bed hungry every day. This grant will help provide nutritious meals to children who are at risk of being food deprived. Again, thank you for your generous donation to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank,” said James Caldwell, President & CEO of Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (419) 242-5000 or visit

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

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