About Flex Out Hunger
What is "Flex-Out-Hunger"?
To tackle our community's issue of hunger, the local chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon pairs up with both the Virginia Tech Dining Services as well as the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) for a campus-wide fundraiser directed at providing food for low-income families in the New River Valley. This fundraiser is called "Flex Out Hunger".
At the end of every Spring semester, the leftover meal plan credit on a student's Hokie Passport does not roll over into the Fall. In order to make the most of their excess, students tend to buy-in-bulk, miscellaneous items which the dining halls sell (i.e.- packs of Gatorade and candy). But what if there was a way to make a more significant contribution to the community with that money? Great news - there is!
Founded by a priest in 1975, the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program is a 100% volunteer organization that aims to meet emergency needs of local families. These needs range from food resources to clothing, to financial assistance for low-income, unemployed, elderly, and handicapped individuals and families located in the New River Valley. Aside from their volunteer population, they also host the MCEAP Thrift Store at 308 West Main Street in Christiansburg, VA.
Like their Facebook Page at "MCEAP Thrift Store & More" to keep updated with their local endeavors. For more information and to seek out volunteer opportunities, please visit www.mceap.com.