Woodforest Charitable Foundation donates $2,850 to West Ohio Food Bank

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LIMA, OH – For many, standing in line at a food pantry, soup kitchen or homeless shelter to ensure there is enough food on the table for their families has become a devastating reality. Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s recent contribution of $2,850 will help assist the West Ohio Food Bank in their efforts to purchase and distribute food to those less fortunate.

For over 20 years, West Ohio Food Bank has been dedicated to ending hunger. The Food Bank distributes food and grocery products to more than 170 soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in 11 West Central Ohio counties. These agencies directly feed thousands of hungry families throughout Ohio. The Food Bank fulfills its mission by working in partnership with a network of community agencies that directly serve people who are hungry. Through combined efforts, the Food Bank and their partner agencies provide food for an estimated 57,900 different people annually.

“There is no better investment in our world than to ensure freedom from hunger, especially in our own neighborhoods,” said Bambi Markham, Executive Director of West Ohio Food Bank. “Woodforest Charitable Foundation’s donation will be used to bring in 75,000 lbs. of food which will make 58,594 meals and feed 698 families for three days. We are greatly appreciative of this generous support.”

For more information about West Ohio Food Bank, please call (419) 222-7946 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