St. Leo Food Connection

Our Programs

Check out each program to learn more about the Food Connection and how we are fighting hunger across Pierce County.

St. Leo Food Bank

Food Line Hours: T/Th: 10:00-11, 11:30-1:30, 2:00-3:30 and 4:00-5:30, W/F: 10:00-11:00, 11:30-1:30 and 2:00-3:30, Sat: 10:00-11:00 and 11:30-1:30. From humble beginnings, we run one of the largest food banks in Pierce County. Learn more here.

Children’s Programs

We are trying to eliminate child hunger in our community through our Children’s programs, which include our Backpack Program, Break Bags, and Summer Meals.

Springbrook Mobile Food Bank

Every Saturday since 2006, we serve the Springbrook Neighborhood in Lakewood, WA offering access to just and healthy food.

Advocacy

Providing nutritious food is important, but also is working against the barriers that cause hunger. Along with our community partners, we desire to see a most just food system for our community.

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Who We Are

We believe ...that God, out of love for us, has created a world in which there is enough food for everyone, if only we are willing to share.

For over 35 years, the St. Leo Food Connection has been fighting hunger in Pierce County. We are a part of St. Leo Catholic Parish. which is located at the heart of the Hilltop Neighborhood. With all our programs, we provide food but also community. St. Leo Food Bank is one of the largest food banks open Tuesday through Saturday. Our Children's Programs are working to fill the gaps of school meals to eliminate child hunger. With our Backpack Program in coordination with Tacoma School District and Clover Park School District, we serve over 30 schools to over 800 children weekly. Springbrook Mobile Food Bank works to provide a weeks worth of food to a neighborhood with limited food access. We love community, and we would love for you to join us in fighting hunger. Check out our website to see how you can be apart. From coming to events to volunteering to donating to our cause, there are many ways for you to get involved.

Our History

Click here to learn more about our history and see old pictures of how we’ve grown.

Our Partners

We could not do all our work without our amazing partners, such as United Way, Emergency Food Network, Food Lifeline, and more.

Contact Us

To learn more about our hours and contact information, click here.

Volunteer With Us

We would love YOUR help! Many hands make the work more merry. Check out current volunteer opportunities here.

Our Staff

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Kevin Glackin-Coley

Director keving@foodconnection.org
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Dawn Whitman

Operations Manager dawnw@foodconnection.org
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Megan Capes

Volunteer Coordinator meganc@foodconnection.org
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Rene Ried

Operations Assistant rener@foodconnection.org
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Felix Strozier

Urban Gleaner felixs@foodconnection.org
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James Harper

Grants & Development development@foodconnection.org
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Blair Bellis

Co-Coordinator Childrens Feeding Program jv@foodconnection.org
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Amy Shafer

Co-Coordinator Childrens Feeding Program childrensfeeding@foodconnection.org

We Love Our Volunteers!

The Food Connection has a variety of ways to support our work by donating your time. From our many programs to our flexible hours, there are bountiful opportunities for you or your group to volunteer.​ Click which option works best for you, and it will forward you to our online forms. For more information or questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Capes, at meganc@foodconnection.org​​

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