The mission of STEAC is to provide immediate short-term assistance with basic necessities to Yolo County families and individuals with income below the poverty level. In addition, STEAC is committed to enlarging the social awareness of the community and to provide opportunities for local citizens to help others in need.

It is the second part of our mission that was the impetus for creating these speaker events.

Our purpose is to provide a forum for local experts in the fields related to STEAC's mission to share their knowledge and perspective to our STEAC community of staff, volunteers and donors. Our intention is to add to the community conversation around poverty to increase public awareness and inform our actions as individuals and an organization.

If you have some great ideas on who could be a speaker, we are looking for you! STEAC strives to be a volunteer led organization and is creating a "Speakers Committee" to research, nominate, and select the future speakers for what we intend to be a permanent program here at STEAC. If you are interested, please send an email to and we will get you more information.

February 16, 2023

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Special guests Becky Marigo and Harmony Scopazzi from Davis Community Meals and Housing (DCMH) discuss how they serve the homeless population in Yolo County and give us an overview of DCMH's newest project, Paul's Place.

September 20, 2022

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We are excited to have special guest speaker Debbie Fetter, PhD from the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis join us. Doctor Fetter will discuss topics relating to diabetes and overall health. In particular she will discuss the following:

  • Food options for people dealing with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and poor oral health.
  • Best Food Pantry options to pack for STEAC clients who may have food restrictions.
  • Low-sugar and low-salt food choices for seniors.
  • How to make better food choices to maintain good health.

April 28, 2022

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A presentation by staff from the CommuniCare Health Centers' Mobile Medicine team as they discuss their work with the homeless community in Yolo County.