Ultimate Medicial Academy Helps Pack 9,000 Pounds of Food for Feeding Tampa Bay
Tampa, FL, November 10, 2016 —
Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) is fighting local hunger through Feeding Tampa Bay. On November 5, volunteers gathered at the Feeding Tampa Bay Distribution Center with the mission to make a difference in their local community.
More than 20 UMA volunteers helped sort donations that will help get food on the tables of local hungry families. The efforts of the UMA volunteers helped prepare 9,560 pounds of food, which will provide more than 7,900 meals to local families.
“Volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay was a great experience,” said Beth Garland, who participated in the event and serves as UMA’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations. “It’s amazing to think that we were able to pack that many meals for local families. It feels good knowing we are making a difference, and doing so with a strong community partner like Feeding Tampa Bay.”
Feeding Tampa Bay is part of Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks that fights to end hunger through their food pantries and meal programs. The nonprofit organization helps provide food to more than 46 million Americans each year. Recently, Feeding America donated two million pounds of food to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
“It was heartwarming to see Ultimate Medical Academy staff come together and donate their time to help the less fortunate,” said Dan Soschin, the executive overseeing philanthropic initiatives at UMA. “Although we are active in all areas of our community, UMA has volunteered a lot of time and resources to addressing local hunger.”
UMA’s involvement with Feeding America Tampa Bay is one of the many service projects and outreach initiatives the institution participates in each year. For more details about UMA’s involvement in the community visit https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/about/community-outreach/.
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 55,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to more than 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. Additionally, UMA has three centers for Continuing Medical Education (CME) that provide ongoing training and professional development opportunities to medical practitioners nationwide. Each CME is individually accredited. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The continuing medical education programs are not included within the institution’s grant of accreditation from ABHES.