Nourish Davis: Yolo Food Bank’s Partnership with STEAC


by Michael Bisch

A retired engineer, Wayne Eckert, makes weekly visits to Yolo Food Bank’s Nonprofit Nutrition Center in his role as Short Term Emergency Aid Committee’s (STEAC) Board president.  He is devoted to improving the lives of low-income Davis families, and knows that he can depend upon Yolo Food Bank for fresh produce and other nutritious foods essential to the people STEAC serves.  STEAC has been a Yolo Food Bank partner for the better part of 20 years.

“The food STEAC obtains from Yolo Food Bank enables our organization to provide needed nutrition to 640 individuals in Davis each month, nearly half of whom are children,” Wayne says.  “With Yolo Food Bank’s support, we have been able to expand our outreach to home-bound, low-income seniors, and to provide school age children with weekend food to supplement their school meal programs. STEAC’s partnership with Yolo Food Bank enables us to more effectively address food insecurity in Davis.”

Please help us help Wayne to Nourish Davis and expand our service to more struggling Davis families, their children and senior citizens.  Please NOURISH YOLO on the Big Day of Giving, by pre-scheduling your donation now at


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  1. Bill Marshall

    Both organizations are great… volunteer based, little admin/fundraising overhead… Joy Cohan is now associated with Yolo Food Bank… STEAC goes back to the late 60’s… we contribute, both financially and as volunteers with STEAC, and contribute financially to YFB.

    In this season, recall “there, but for the grace of God, go I”… any contribution, including donation of canned food, adopting families for Thanksgiving/Christmas, volunteering, helps those just getting by.  Year-round.  Those using the services are generally screened for appropriateness as to need.  It’s not a give-away, it is real help.

    STEAC was born out of an ecumenical and/or spiritual ‘womb’… local individuals working in concert, and often working with their faith communities, or as individuals.



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