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Ross Medical Education Center Launches "Together We Can" Food Drive

Ross Medical Education Center with twenty campuses in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, has launched its first all-campus food drive from March 1 - March 30, 2012. The goal is to collect 10,000 non-perishable items to benefit local food pantries.

 
PRLog - Mar. 1, 2012 - ST. CLAIR – Most Americans don’t go to bed wondering when they’ll have their next meal. But, for 17.2 million U.S. households – roughly 48.8 million people – access to food is a constant concern, according to the report, “Household Food Security in the United States in 2010”  from the Economic Research Service (ERS). This annual report tracks households throughout the U.S that experience food insecurity at some time during the year. Food insecurity is determined when “access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources.”

Ross Medical Education Center (http://www.RossEducation.edu), with twenty campuses in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, has an answer to help alleviate the problem. The allied health school will hold its very first all-campus food drive from March 1 – 30. The theme of the drive is “Together We Can,” with a total collection goal of 10,000 canned food and/or other non-perishable items. Each campus will distribute its individual collection to its designated food pantry partner. Ross encourages public participation by asking residents to drop off items at the campus nearest them.

“Our students are community-oriented and recognize the important role a food pantry plays in providing a safety net,” said Nathan Tallman, Director of Government Relations, Ross Education, LLC. “We also realize it’s timely to replenish food pantries after the holidays and winter months, which put a burden on resources.”

According to the most recent data from the ERS report, roughly 14.6% of U.S. households surveyed experience low or very low food insecurity throughout the year. Michigan and Indiana statistics are near the U.S. average, with 14.7% and 13% of households, respectively. In Ohio, food insecurity is above the U.S. average, at 16.4% of households surveyed.

Members of the public are invited to donate canned food and non-perishable items to their local Ross campus, Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or Friday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon. Campus locations are listed below.

About Ross Medical Education Center
Since 1976, Ross Medical Education Center has dedicated itself to providing a quality curriculum that meets the needs of students who desire focused, short-term allied health education. Ross has 20 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. All of its schools are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary allied health education programs in the United States. Each Ross campus is also licensed by the state in which it is located. More information can be found at www.RossEducation.edu or by calling toll-free, (800) 833-ROSS (7677).

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, visit http://www.RossEducation.edu/.

For more information about food security in the United States, visit http://www.ers.usda.gov.

Ross Medical Education Center (RMEC) Locations

INDIANA

4122 Lima Rd., Unit A5
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Phone: 260-471-4840

445 E. University Dr.
Granger, IN  46530
Phone: 574-273-0304

MICHIGAN

4741 Washtenaw Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
Phone: 734-434-7320

8110 Murphy Dr.
Brighton, MI  48116
Phone: 810-227-0160

44958 Ford Rd.
Canton, MI  48187
Phone: 734-459-1723

815 S. State St.
Davison, MI  48423
Phone: 810-658-1424

G3630 Miller Rd., Ste. D
Flint, MI  48507
Phone: 810-733-7488

3777 Sparks Dr. SE, Ste. 125
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Phone: 616-243-3070

4106 W. Saginaw Highway
Lansing, MI  48917
Phone: 517-703-9044

29429 John R.
Madison Heights, MI  48071
Phone: 248-548-4389

51133 Birch St., Ste. 100
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: 586-716-3837

2887 Krafft Rd., Ste. 700
Port Huron, MI  48060
Phone: 810-982-0454

6235 S. Westnedge
Portage, MI  49002
Phone: 269-324-0431

950 W. Norton Ave., Ste. D
Roosevelt Park, MI  49441
Phone: 231-739-1531

4300 Fashion Square Blvd., Ste. 202
Saginaw, MI  48603
Phone: 989-791-5192

300 S. Riverside Dr., Ste. 300
St. Clair, MI  48079
Phone: 810-637-6100

22311 Eureka Rd.
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 734-374-8260

OHIO

Ross Institute of Medical & Dental Technology
11590 Century Blvd., Ste. 210
Cincinnati, OH  45246
Phone: 513-851-8500

4490 Brandt Pike
Dayton, OH  45424
Phone: 937-235-0510

5555 Youngstown-Warren Rd., Unit 909
Niles, OH  44446
Phone: 330-505-1436

5834 Monroe St., Stes. F-J
Sylvania, OH  43560
Phone: 419-882-3203

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