Who Gets the Food?

food pantry
 Produce from Farmer's Market Vendors

All of the non-perishable food that is collected by the STEAC Food Project goes to our Food Closet at 642 Hawthorne in Davis. We provide five to seven day's worth of food to an average of 120 local families each month. In 2014 this amounted to 3571 people served, amounting to 140,000 lbs. of food.

Our citizens in Davis are not immune to a insufficent healthy food, 1 in 6 people in Yolo County are ‘food insecure’, i.e. they do not know if they have adequate food for their next meal. Many of these are children. The lack of adequate nutrition inhibits student’s ability to concentrate, study, and achieve their potential. Providing nutritional meals is a critical step toward breaking the cycle of poverty. Each of us can help. Just a few cans of non-perishable food provides a two to three meals.

Click here for an article in the Davis Enterprise.

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2017 Pickup Dates:

  • Saturday, February 11th
  • Saturday, April 8th
  • Saturday, June 10th
  • Saturday, August 12th
  • Saturday, October 14th
  • Saturday, December 9th

Most Needed Items:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Small Cooking Oil
  • Juice (esp. low sugar)
  • 1 Lb. Rice
  • Baked Beans/Pork and Beans
  • Small jams and jellies
  • Snack cheese or peanut butter filled crackers (for our Kids Packs program)
  • Also Needed:
  • Vegetarian Products
  • Chili
  • Ketchup/Mustard/Mayo
  • Dried beans
  • Rice/Pasta Mixes
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Hearty & Tomato Soups
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Canned Meat
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Ravioli/Spaghetti Os
  • Broth
  • Canned pumpkin

Temporarily not Needed