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Tri-State Foodbank receives $935 donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
ILLONOIS –Tri-State Food Bank’s Illinois branch accepts one of three donations from Woodforest Charitable Foundation. Established in 1982, the Food Bank’s mission is to collect donated food and redistribute it to non-profit feeding organizations in a 33 county service area. The Tri-State Food Bank disperses over 7 million pounds each year to 250 feeding programs throughout Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.
The vision of Tri-State Foodbank is to improve the quality of life for community families and children by providing adequate food and nutrition through a network of local charities feeding the hungry.
Many of the individuals served by Tri-State Foodbank are food insecure with low or very low food security, having to choose between purchasing food and paying for other necessities. Of the clients served, only 7% are homeless and 29% of households include at least one employed adult.
Each month, Tri-State Foodbank provides food through local feeding organizations for approximately 104,000 individuals with 35% being children. More than 1,800 children in the tri-state currently receive weekly backpacks filled with meals for the weekend. The backpacks are distributed by school social workers, school council members, and approved member agencies that operate after school programs. This program gives kids the opportunity to return to school on Monday ready to learn.
The Foodbank also offers the Kids Café program, which provides nutritious meals three days each week to children in need. Tri-State Foodbank contributes the food used in the preparation of meals, a cook and primary program support for the Kids Café. More than 150 meals are provided each week.
“Escalating demand is challenging our resources. Pantries have had to cut down on the number of times people can get food assistance and many have less food to put in the bags,” said Mary Blair, Executive Director of Tri-State Foodbank. “We are working hard to provide them with the resources they need to continue their outstanding work. Thank you so much for helping us with this mission.”
For more information on Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s contributions to this organization, please contact this agency directly at (812)425-0775 or visit www.tristatefoodbank.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 .
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 1 million customers with branches in excess of 780 throughout 17 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 www.woodforest.com.