University to serve as drop off location for Feed Seniors Now

  • Posted: 1/31/2013 10:54 AM
    6/1/2013 6:09 PM
University to serve as drop off location for Feed Seniors Now
Jason Norton, regional director of Southern Wesleyan University, stands with the Feed Seniors Now collection bin.

Southern Wesleyan University, located at 802 E. Martintown Road, Suite 101, will serve as a drop off location for Feed Seniors Now.

The donations, which will be taken through Feb. 28, will be distributed through the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta.

"We got involved with Feed Seniors Now through Comfort Keepers here in North Augusta," said Jason Norton, regional director for Southern Wesleyan University. "We partnered with them then they approached us about becoming a drop off location."

Those who bring canned goods to donate will also have an added bonus from the university. The application fee for one of the adult or graduate studies programs, which is normally $25, will be waived.

"It falls in line with the mission of Southern Wesleyan University to serve the community," Norton said.

Norton also noted that the university has also started to offer online classes in conjunction with those at the campus. Also, through next month, every new student that enrolls in an adult evening or online program will receive a $500 scholarship. In addition, all new students will be entered into a drawing to have a full year of tuition paid.

"It's a great way to for working professionals who need evening classes," he said. "There will also be online classes starting in February, and of course we also have classes during the day."

The office is open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those who bring a canned good will be able to fill out the form right away.