Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $500 to Union County Meals on Wheels

Union County Meals on Wheels Receives $500 Donation

Photo Caption:Pam Nation, Woodforest Bank; Lloyd Watts, Woodforest Bank; Jim Stepp, Union County Meals on Wheels; Ashley Moore, Woodforest Bank; Kathy Stepp, Union County Meals on Wheels; and Alice Smith, Woodforest Bank

UNION, South Carolina (October, 2009) - Union County Meals on Wheels receives a $500 donation from the Woodforest Charitable Foundation. .

Hunger in America is a monumental problem.  Currently, there are nearly six million senior citizens in the United States facing the threat of hunger.  Woodforest Charitable Foundation's recent donation to Union County Meals on Wheels will help support their mission of delivering hot meals to citizens in need.

Union County Meals on Wheels is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to deliver meals, five days a week, to home-bound senior citizens and people with disabilities. Meals on Wheels’ assistance afford individuals the opportunity to live independently in their own homes, with dignity and self-respect.  All donated meals are carefully monitored for food safety and nutrition standards.  Diabetic, low sodium and other meal plans are available for clients with special nutritional needs.  In addition to providing nutrition to sustain the health of a client, a meal delivery by a Meals on Wheels driver or volunteer also serves as a safety check and a source of companionship for the client.  “Our group of volunteers delivers between 100 and 120 hot meals five days a week to those who are unable to prepare or obtain meals for themselves,” said Trudy White, Board Member of Union County Meals on Wheels.  “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s gift alone will underwrite almost 163 meals for people in need.  Although your bank is new to our area, you opt to join in immediately with local charities and concerns, and we are grateful you chose us to be a beneficiary of your generosity.”

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 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