PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia (PRWEB) December 05, 2012
In the days leading up to the winter holidays, Ashworth College, a leading online school, is sponsoring a food drive to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Since 2006, the Peachtree Corners-based institution has regularly participated in the drive, with administration and staff donating non-perishable food and grocery items that is in turn distributed among the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s 600 plus non-profit partner agencies that support local low-income families. In 2011, Ashworth College’s (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/) efforts yielded 800 pounds. Ashworth is on track to exceed this amount for the 2012 drive.
“As an active member of the local community, Ashworth is committed to doing its part in helping to raise awareness for the issues of hunger that impacts local families,” said Rob Klapper, President of Ashworth College. “These families deserve all the tools necessary to succeed and sometimes that simply includes assistance with food and grocery items.”
Throughout the year, Ashworth College supports a number of causes including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and March of Dimes.
About Atlanta Community Food Bank
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes almost 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies in 29 counties across Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Distributing these donations to low-income Georgians, partner agencies provide links between the local community, the Food Bank and its supporters.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training, and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.