“Give Thanks Act of Love” Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Tuesday

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Low-income families will be able to have a Happy Thanksgiving meal this year through the American University of Health Sciences community outreach program.

Just in time for Thanksgiving, AUHS students and faculty will hand out food packages and supplies for low-income families so they can have a hearty and healthy Thanksgiving meal. American University of Health Sciences will be hosting a food giveaway through their Acts of Love community outreach program on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The “Give Thanks” food giveaway will take place on the university campus located at 1600 E. Hill Street in Signal Hill.

Nursing and Pre-Pharmaceutical students will be on-hand to provide free health screenings along with brown bag prescription medication review sessions.

Acts of Love was developed as a way for the school and its students to give back to the community and designed for low-income families and homeless. Pastor Gregory Johnson, Co-Founder of AUHS as well as Vice Chairman of AUHS’ Board of Trustee’s states, “we receive so much from God and have seen so many wonderful things these 18 years as we have grown. To do this and more can never reach the scale of the generosity He renders to us each day.” 

Johnson went on to explain that “volunteering for soup kitchens and offering shelter and basic necessities for the homeless and needy are usually reserved for the holidays. But today so many families are in dire need. At AUHS, the passion for assisting those in need is neither seasonal nor temporary. It is something to which we are committed to providing regularly. That is why, through our Acts of Love program, we continually distribute food to needy families in our community all year round. Since we first started Acts of Love in 2010, we have seen the program grow from 150 to over 600 families receiving food at our recent September event.”

The event is sponsored by the American University of Health Sciences Foundation and with the support of Superior Markets.

American University of Health Sciences is a Christian-based, minority-serving university dedicated to providing high-quality education centered on the precepts of God, the ethics of care and community service. Founded in 1994 by Pastor Gregory Johnson and Kim Dang-Johnson with the purpose to educate and equip students for life careers in the field of health education and to produce quality healthcare professionals. For more information contact AUHS at 562-988-2278 or visit their website, www.auhs.edu.

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