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Aramark Donates More Than $12,000 to SGA’s Flex-to-Feed Program

For the fourth consecutive year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has collaborated with the University’s food service provider to help “stomp out” hunger in the St. Louis area.

Flex to Feed

The money will be distributed among four groups that focus on food insecurity, including SLU's Student Emergency Relief Fund.

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Aramark (DineSLU) presented a check totaling $12,180.68 to be distributed to four different groups that assist with food insecurity. Those receiving donations this year are Campus Kitchen, the Guardian Angel Settlement House, Food Outreach and the Student Emergency Relief Fund.

The Flex-to-Feed program was conceived and implemented in 2012 by students, in an effort to respond to the Jesuit mission on SLU’s campus, and Aramark agreed to fund the program. The main focus of the program is to convert 10 percent of the unused Flex dollars at the end of each academic year to help others. 

“The Flex-to-Feed program aligns with Aramark’s mission to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives, along with the passion around community service,” said Darryl Sevier, Aramark’s resident district manager. “We couldn’t be more happy this holiday season to partner with Saint Louis University to serve those in need within our community."

The Flex-to-Feed program will help students recover from catastrophic circumstances that may affect their ability to buy food, as well as provide funds to other charities who provide meals to those in need.