STEAC’s food programs have grown rapidly since the pandemic and the need for volunteers is constantly growing at the STEAC Food Pantry. Read about the various volunteer opportunities below.
Throughout the year, STEAC sponsors food drives in partnership with community members, schools, community groups, and business groups, in support of the STEAC Food Pantry. Some of our major annual food drives include Scouting for Food in partnership with local Boy and Girl Scout units, Realtor Food Drive in partnership with local Realtors, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in partnership with the Davis Post Office, and more.
In addition, the STEAC Food Project, a community coordinated food drive, takes place every other month.
Volunteers help with set-up/break-down, food sorting, food weighing, and more. Food drives usually take place on Saturday mornings and shifts are 1.5 to 2 hours long.
On occasion, volunteers are needed to help transport food to our Dixon warehouse after a food drive or to help transport items for other programs. Volunteers with trucks and those who can drive a large van are especially helpful.
Food Pantry volunteers help with a variety of tasks including but not limited to packing food for clients, distributing food during weekly food distributions, shelving, and more. These positions require standing for 1-2 hours, bending and picking up boxes or food items, and carrying boxes that weigh 20+ pounds.