St. Leo Food Bank
Since 1982, we have grown into one of the largest one-site food banks in the county. Our foodhours are: T/TH 10am-5:30pm, W/F 10am-3:30pm, Sat 10am-1:30pm
Children’s Feeding Program
We are working to fight child hunger in Pierce County year-round. Learn more about the Backpack Program, Break Bags, and Summer Meals and ways to get involved.
Springbrook Mobile Food Bank
Every Saturday we go out to the Springbrook neighborhood in Lakeewood, WA with our trucks full of food for the community. Click here to learn more and ways to connect.
We believe in fighting the underlying causes of hunger. Learn more about hunger in our county and ways to advocate for a more just and healthy food system.
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.
News & Upcoming Events
The holidays are a particularly busy and exciting time at the Food Connection. In particular, our Children’s Feeding Programs work on what they call “Break Bags”. Break bags have a greater amount of food than the weekend bags packed during a normal week. On weeks with no holidays, the Children’s Feeding Programs pack weekend meals Read more about Holiday Greetings from the Children’s Feeding Programs![…]
You can help feed students for the rest of the school year! The Godmothers of Giving began over 30 years ago as an annual ladies-only Christmas gathering of friends and family, with four special friends we refer to as “the Golden Girls” at the heart of its founding. For many years, part of the weekend’s Read more about Hungry Students Get Food Thanks to Godmothers of Giving![…]
The holiday season has come for the Food Connection, which means that the need is even greater in our community, not just for food, but for a sense of belonging. Here, we try make sure that everyone who comes to the Food Connection not only feels welcome, but knows that they are valuable members of Read more about Let’s Build a Bigger Table Together![…]
Summer vacation is just around the corner, but our supporters know that hunger doesn’t take a break! That’s why we’re preparing for the 12th annual Wheels to Meals bike ride on Saturday, July 8th. We’re forming teams, selecting routes, and asking our friends and families to support us as we ride to end hunger in Read more about Don’t take a stand… take a ride![…]
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, Read more about Thanksgiving at St. Leo Food Bank[…]
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 Read more about Hunger Ball POSTPONED[…]
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 Read more about Welcome Our New V’s![…]
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 Read more about It’s One Produce-Filled Summer[…]
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 Read more about Starting Off August With Volunteering[…]