Food Fight! Pima Medical Institute Hosts Food Drive

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Students at Pima Medical Institute, 370 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs gave a new meaning to the word Â?food fightÂ? when they joined forces to collect more than 3,000 pounds of non perishable food for the Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs.

Students at Pima Medical Institute, 370 Printers Parkway in Colorado Springs gave a new meaning to the word “food fight” when they joined forces to collect more than 3,000 pounds of non perishable food for the Springs Rescue Mission in Colorado Springs.

When PMI’s Colorado Springs campus was informed about the food shortage at the mission, a friendly competition between the different classes developed and canned food and other supplies started streaming in for the month-long challenge. The winning students, who represent the Core Class of students, collected 1,043 pounds, followed by the Medical Assistant class with 920 pounds. PMI supplied pizza for the winners and doughnuts, cookies and punch for everyone who participated.

“The students really took the bull by the horns and ran with this one. Every available corner was stacked with non-perishable food and supplies,” said Karen McGrath, campus director for the Colorado Springs career college. “We not only pride ourselves in providing a quality education for our students at PMI, we also encourage compassion and community service. This food drive speaks volumes of how our students are making a difference even before they begin their medical careers.”

The Springs Rescue Mission, 5 W. Las Vegas St. in Colorado Springs, is a non-profit organization. Their goal is to feed and clothe the hungry and homeless of the Colorado Springs area. Donations are accepted year-round, but there is always a shortage of supplies in the summer months, according to Walter Lofton, food services coordinator for the mission. For more information about charitable donations or hosting a food drive, call the mission at 719-632-1822.

PMI is one of the premier medical career colleges in the western United States. The privately owned, accredited school provides students with a well-rounded education embracing theoretical classroom studies, as well as on-site training in allied health facilities within the community. This gives the student the opportunity to function in a working environment.

PMI has been serving students since 1972, with campuses in: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mesa and Tucson, AZ; Chula Vista, CA, Seattle and Renton, WA; Las Vegas, NV; as well as Colorado Springs and Denver. Additional information is available by calling their toll free number, 888-442-5998 or online at http://www.pmi.edu.

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