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Nonprofit in Christiansburg, Virginia, serving the needs of residence in all of Montgomery County

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) was founded in 1975 as a 100% volunteer organization to meet the immediate, emergency, and temporary needs of low-income, unemployed, elderly, and handicapped individuals and families. MCEAP helps these families in the areas of food, clothing, household items, and financial assistance where existing agencies cannot do so. Those seeking assistance need to apply in person to the Administrative Office that is in the New River Community Action building at 110 Roanoke Street.

Our Philosophy: We strive to assist county residents in maintaining their households and restoring their self sufficiency.

MCEAP Thrift Store & More

The MCEAP Thrift Store is located at The Thrift Store & More:

308 West Main Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 260-3173

Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:00am - 2pm 

The store is staffed 100% by volunteers with all money from sales going to help those in Montgomery County who are in emergency need. The store is open to the public, but those who qualify for emergency help by application at the MCEAP Administrative Office can get free basic clothing and housewares upon presentation of the voucher they are given. Vouchers have a two month expiration date.

MCEAP's Administrative Office and Food Bank

The MCEAP Administrative Office and Food Bank are located in the New River Community Action Building at:

110 Roanoke Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073
(540) 381-1561

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 4:00pm, and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Persons in need of immediate, temporary, or emergency assistance should come in person to the MCEAP's Administrative Office, be prepared to fill out paperwork, and provide documentation to support their claim of eligibility for assistance.

Assistance can be provided in the form of food clothing, household items, and/or financial assistance. 

MCEAP's Clothing Bank in Blacksburg

This clothing bank is open in the Old Town Hall at 141 Jackson Street Blacksburg, VA 24060. 

(540) 392-0097

Store Hours: 
Thursdays 8:00am - 12:30pm & the second Saturday of each month 10:00am - noon

As in Christiansburg, the store is staffed 100% by volunteers with all money from sales going to help those in Montgomery County who are in emergency need. The store is open to the public, but those who qualify for emergency help by application at the MCEAP Administrative Office can get free basic clothing upon presentation of the voucher they are given. Also Blacksburg residents may access services by calling the main office at, (540) 381-1561 to speak with a MCEAP representative.