SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 300 employees, faculty, staff, students, family members, and friends from Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI) and its academic institution, Ashford University, spent Saturday, October 22, volunteering their time at Feeding San Diego. The day was designated "Heroes Day," a biannual company celebration that promotes the benefits of volunteering.
Working in collaboration with Feeding San Diego, Bridgepoint and Ashford volunteers supported Feeding San Diego's "Hunger Free & Healthy" campaign by cleaning, sorting, and packing food that will be distributed to families in San Diego. "Hunger Free & Healthy" is an effort to help contribute relief to the 151,440 children in San Diego County who are food insecure.
"We were honored to partner with Feeding San Diego to help feed families in our city," said Andrew Clark, Bridgepoint Education's chief executive officer. "At Bridgepoint and Ashford, giving back to the community is an integral part of who we are. Each year, our organization continues to make a big impact on the communities we serve because of the volunteer efforts of our great employees and students."
Councilmember Chris Cate, who represents the City of San Diego's Sixth District, where Feeding San Diego is located, also participated in Heroes Day and volunteered alongside Bridgepoint and Ashford volunteers.
"I applaud Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University for organizing Heroes Day at Feeding America," said Councilmember Cate. "Together, we are engaging San Diegans in the fight to end hunger."
Back in April, more than 225 Bridgepoint and Ashford employees helped beautify the trails of Juniper Canyon in San Diego by planting native plants and picking up trash around the area.
For more information about Bridgepoint Education's community involvement, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com/socialresponsibility/community.htm.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636.
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