Welcome to the STEAC Food Project!

Cat in vanThe Food Project is a revolutionary way to collect food: It's a donor drive, not a food drive.

Instead of asking for one-time contributions of food, our volunteers (Neighborhood Coordinators) enlist their neighbors to become long-term Food Donors.

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Results for August

Excellent Results - We collected 4250 pounds in our August drop off. This is  new record and our Food Project, achieved despite many Food Donors being on vacation. We added several new donors and two more Neighborhood Coordinators this past month.  A huge thanks to those who participate in our program.

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New Food Closet

We are in our new STEAC Food Closet. It is located in the parking lot behind Saint Martins Church at 642 Hawthorn Lane in Davis. 

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What we do

Neighbors donate a bag of food every two months. It's incredibly easy, because we supply the bag…and we pick up the food! This provides our Food Closet with a steady, year-round supply of food…and provides donors with the ongoing satisfaction of making a real difference. They also get to know their neighbors, which builds a powerful sense of community. So everyone wins.

What's the result?

full shelvesWe began in June 2015 as the STEAC Food Project partnering with the STEAC Food Closet. That initial pilot program resulted is providing 1930 lbs. of non-perishable food from over 100 donors. We are collecting over 4000 lbs. every two months from over 300 donors.

Read more…and then click on the link in a box below and join us! Whether you donate food, collect it, or help out in some other way, you are what makes this program work. The SFP needs you.

See all of the other wonderful things STEAC does for the needy in Davis. Visit the website at STEAC.org.

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We’ll bring you a reusable green bag. Put food in it, and we’ll pick it up. It’s that easy!

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Get a group of neighbors to be Food Donors, and pick up their food every two months.

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Backup Drivers for food pickups, working information table at neighborhood events.

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2016 Pickup Dates:

  • Saturday, February 13th
  • Saturday, April 9th
  • Saturday, June 11th
  • Saturday, August 13th
  • Saturday, October 8th
  • Saturday, December 10th

Most Needed Items:

  • Cooking Oil (esp. small)
  • Juice (esp. low sugar)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Rice (1 lb. bags)
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned peas
  • Baked Beans/Pork and Beans

Also Needed:

  • Canned pineapple and peaches
  • Ketchup/Mayo
  • Dried beans
  • Canned Beans
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Tomato Products
  • Canned Meat
  • Vegetarian Products
  • Boxed Pasta
  • Chili
  • Broth
  • Canned pumpkin

Temporarily not Needed