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STEAC Food Project

Feeding Davis One Bag at a Time

The STEAC Food Project’s mission is to help Davis’ STEAC Food Pantry have a steady, reliable source of non-perishable food year-round by collecting food from community members every other month. While food drives are an invaluable and critical source of food, they provide only about 30 to 40% of our needs and we often run short between these events.

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Upcoming Collection Dates (2024): August 10, October 12, December 14

Most Needed Items: July - August 2024

  • Canned Vegetables (pantry is very low)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Soup
  • Cereal Boxes (low sugar)
  • Rice-a-Roni / Side Dishes (low sodium)
  • Pasta Sauce / Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Spam
  • Canned Chicken
  • Baked beans
  • Dried lentils
  • Beef jerky small packages or sticks


Opportunity to Lend a Helping Hand

How does it work?

It is a simple system built around two types of volunteers: Neighborhood Coordinators and Food Donors. 

Neighborhood Coordinators (NC) are assigned a neighborhood in Davis where they are responsible for food collection from food donors. Collection days happen once every other month, usually the second Saturday of the month. If a NC cannot make this drop-off date, it is their responsibility to coordinate with their assigned neighborhood to collect and drop off food donations another date/time. 

Food collected during the Food Project collection day is brought back to the STEAC Food Pantry where volunteers will sort on site. 

Food Donors (FD) are members of a NC’s group that commit to donating food once every other month. They put their non-perishable food donations in a green bag (provided by STEAC) and leave it on their doorstep/curb for the NC to collect. The NC will provide any replacement bags for the next event if needed. 

What if I have to miss a month of donations/ pick-ups?

That’s okay! You can contact your NC or the STEAC office to coordinate ahead of time so that they can plan accordingly. 

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in joining the STEAC Food Project or if you have any questions please contact our Food Program Coordinator, Hana King, at [email protected] or contact us at [email protected] for more details.

Ready to make a difference?

Join the STEAC Food Project today! Email us at [email protected].

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