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Ross Education, LLC Collects Nearly 21,000 Items for “Together We Can” Food Drive in March

Ross Education, LLC, an allied health school with twenty campuses in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, collects more than 20,000 non-perishable items to benefit local food banks during the month of March.

 
PRLog - Apr. 5, 2012 - Ross Education, LLC (http://www.RossEducation.edu) an allied health school with twenty campuses in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, collected 20,980 non-perishable items during its first all-campus “Together We Can” food drive in March. Ross easily surpassed the initial goal of 10,000. Each campus will distribute its individual collection to a local food pantry partner.

Ross launched “Together We Can” as an answer to replenish area food pantries that traditionally run low at the end of winter.

“Many students personally donated hundreds of items to the food drive,” said Nathan Tallman, Director of Government Relations, Ross Education, LLC. “Their enthusiasm and commitment contributed to the overwhelming success of this event.”

Access to food is a constant concern for 17.2 million U.S. households – roughly 48.8 million people – according to the report, “Household Food Security in the United States in 2010”, from the Economic Research Service (ERS). The 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.”

According to the most recent data, 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.

About Ross Education, LLC
Since 1976, Ross Education, LLC 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 http://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.

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