Who We Are
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.
Click here to learn more about our history and see old pictures of how we’ve grown.
We could not do all our work without our amazing partners, such as United Way, Emergency Food Network, Food Lifeline, and more.
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.
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 email@example.com
News & Upcoming Events
Thanksgiving 2016 Information Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this 2016! The pictures in the post are from 20 years ago from our archives. The pictures shown are from Charles Wright’s food drive and volunteers cooking a delicious holiday meal. Food Line Hours (St. Leo Food Bank): Week before Thanksgiving: (Nov. 15th-19th) Regular Schedule (T/TH: 10am-5:30pm, W/F,[…]
ATTENTION – TOMORROW NIGHT’S HUNGER BALL HAS BEEN POSTPONED! Given the forecast for a potentially historic storm on Saturday, with power outages and flooding expected, we have decided to postpone their 1st Annual Hunger Ball until a later (as of yet undetermined date). While we were looking forward to fighting hunger from the dance floor[…]
Meet our new V’s! Welcome to Blair and Amy! They will be coordinating our Children’s Feeding Program. We are happy to have them working with us. Here’s a little bit about each of them, but of course, we would love for you to get to know them. Their emails are attached if you have any[…]
This summer, we partnered with Abe’s Acres, Lincoln High School’s farm to bring fresh produce to our clients. From growing vegetable to handing out their bounty at the food bank, it has been one great partnership. We would like to thank the Washington Food Coalition for recognizing our partnership with the Lincoln High School[…]
It has been a great beginning of August. We have had amazing help from our volunteer groups. This week we have hosted groups from 2nd Cycle Summer Camp, CHI Corporate Responsibility, and Palmer Scholars. They helped with bagging non-perishable items into individual portions for us to later hand out to client. Some volunteers even helped[…]
Come join us! An evening of food, drink and dancing to support the Food Connection’s efforts to fight hunger in our community. Heavy appetizers and desserts, beer, wine and signature cocktails, and the music of Shabby Road for your dancing pleasure. Buy your event tickets here: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/StLeoFoodConnection/HungerBall.html