Several hundred Boy Scouts and their parents canvassed the town last weekend, distributing close to 13,000 fliers announcing the annual Boy Scout Food Drive. The fliers notified residents that the Scouts will be back Saturday to pick up donations for the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet.
STEAC is a Davis nonprofit that provides food, clothing and other emergency aid to low-income and homeless individuals and families in Yolo County.
Some of the items needed for the closet are peanut butter, jam and jelly, meals-in-a-can, canned fruit, apple juice (not in glass containers), spaghetti sauce, cold and hot cereal and refried beans. All of these items are provided in the food packs that are given to STEAC clients.
“The donations received from this food drive every year play a big part in keeping our closet stocked through the summer months,” said STEAC board president Cass Sylvia.