NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) will sponsor a Thanksgiving Food Drive, November 7 to 18, with all items collected being donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
In the days leading up to the fall holiday, administration and staff for the Norcross-based online college and high school will donate non-perishable food items which the Atlanta Community Food Bank will then distribute to its more than 800 non-profit partner agencies. These agencies offer support to low-income families across Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.
"Our goal is to raise awareness for the issues of hunger in our community," said Cerise Lake, Ashworth's Human Resource Administrator. "Families deserve all the tools necessary to succeed and sometimes that includes food and grocery items."
Throughout the year, Ashworth makes a concentrated effort to support worthwhile causes to include the Habitat for Humanity, Children's Miracle Network, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Red Cross, and March of Dimes.
About Atlanta Community Food Bank
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank currently distributes almost 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Distributing these donations to low-income Georgians, partner agencies provide dynamic links between the local community, the Food Bank and our supporters.
About Ashworth College
Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, 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 High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu.
SOURCE Ashworth College