JACKSONVILLE, FL— Edward Waters University, in partnership with Florida State College at Jacksonville, will host the grand opening of the Tiger Food Pantry to assist students at EWU who experience food insecurities during the academic year. Both CEO & President, A. Zachary Faison, Jr. along with Florida State College at Jacksonville’s President, Dr. John Avendano, will speak on the exciting partnership between the two institutions. Other attendees will include representatives from the philanthropic community, including Florida Blue, who made the initial donation to establish the food pantry. 

What: Edward Waters University Tiger Food Pantry Grand Opening
Who: Edward Waters University and Florida State College at Jacksonville
When: Friday, September 15, 2023, 12 p.m.
Where: George N. Collins Student Union Building | 1743 Kings Road Jacksonville, FL 32209


Edward Waters University (EWU), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and a member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban institution of higher education, which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWU was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of higher learning. It is the first private and independent institution of higher education in the State of Florida. For more information, visit www.ew.edu.