WellPoint, Inc. Donates $10,000 to Food Bank

July 26, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Food Bank of Central New York is pleased to be the recipient of a $10,000 donation from WellPoint, Inc. The funds will be used to support Food Bank’s child nutrition programs.  Services specifically geared toward children include Summer Food Service Program and Kids Cafe which ensure that at-risk children receive nutritious meals throughout the year.

“We thank WellPoint, Inc. for their support of our work. The nutritious meals we provide to children support their development, allow them to be better prepared for school and give them energy to be active. Nutrition education provided by Food Bank registered dietitians teaches the children how to make better food choices to promote a healthy lifestyle.” said Heather Hudson, R.D., Director of Food Sourcing and Nutrition.
Food Bank distributes more than 11 million pounds of food annually through our network of emergency food program partners.  Among the recipients who depend on charitable food programs in central and northern New York, 37% are children 18 years old or younger (Hunger Study 2010).

For more information or to make a donation, please visit our website at www.FoodBankCNY.org or call (315) 437-1899 ext. 246.