Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Saint Leo’s Food Bank

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FISH of Sonoma Valley – 18330 Sonoma Hwy.

  • 3-day supply of groceries available between 1:30 and 3 p.m. at FISH Central, 18330 Sonoma Hwy, with entry to parking lot on Sierra Drive
  • Must call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and noon for same day pickup at 996-0111

St Francis – St. Vincent De Paul – 469 3rd Street West, Sonoma

  • 3 days of groceries available Monday thru Friday 1 – 2:30 p.m., 469 3rd Street West
  • Arrive in person between 1 and 2:30 p.m.

St. Leos – St. Vincent De Paul – 601 Aqua Caliente Road

  • Groceries once a month available at St. Leos at 601 West Caliente, Tues. – Friday

Seventh Day Adventist Church Pantry

  • Groceries available at 20575 Broadway on Thursdays

First Wednesday – FISH Home Delivery Service

  • The First Wednesday of each month a large delivery of staples and produce for homebound

HOPE – FISH Home Delivery Service

  • Provides large home delivery of groceries to older home-bound adults on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Food For All on every other Saturday home delivery

  • Delivery of essential staples, diapers, feminine supplies, toilet paper and more
  • Register on Facebook or call/text 338-4336 or 227-4684

Food For All Stay at Home for COVID +

  • Delivery of essential dry goods and food items for COVID + diagnosis
  • Delivery made with 24 to 48 hours of request
  • Register on Facebook for call/text 338-4336 or 227-468


Job Training And Skills Building

Giving your time at the Food Connection can be more than a volunteer opportunity. We partner with ResCare Human Services, Tacoma Community House, Goodwill, DSHS, MDC, and WorkSource to help individuals build experience to find employment and provide better lives for themselves and their families. We work with individuals who are volunteering or working with us to teach new skills like operating heavy machinery, managing our database, maintaining our records, driving our vehicles, and serving our clients. At the end of your time with us, we are able to verify your work history to prospective employers.

St Leo Food Connection

From our beginnings in a Hilltop garage in 1982 to today, The St. Leo Food Connection has been a consistent source of nutritious food and caring for people in need throughout Pierce County. Our motto is fighting hunger in Pierce County since 1982.

We take pride in distributing nutritious food, realizing that our clients are among societys most vulnerable: seniors make up more than fifty percent of our clients at both the St. Leo Food Connection and the Springbrook Mobile Food Bank. These populations are the most affected by a compromised diet. We require no proof of need from our clients, serving all Pierce County residents who come to us. In addition, we provide job training in warehouse, driving, customer relations and computer skills for individuals volunteers and those placed with us through partner agencies.The St. Leo Food Bank, is the second largest food bank in Pierce County, and one of the largest in the state. In 2017 we had more than 131,000 client visits.

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Pantry Details Hours Photos Information: St Leo The Great

Provides a food pantry. Serves Call to inquire about eligibility. Pantry hours: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00pm – 4:00pm * Important: Please call the food pantries to confirm that the hours have not changed. We do our best to provide full information and details, but food pantries often change their hours without notifying us. We do not want you to waste your time visiting a pantry that is not open.

St Leos Food Pantry Donations & Meeting

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You may or may not know that our parish has an on-going collection for St. Leos Food Pantry! St. Leos parish is one of our parish missions, largely by supporting their food pantry. The NEW location for dropping off your donations is the new bookshelf cabinets in the parish office lobby . Please donate canned or bottled foods anytime . When the cabinet is full a parishioner delivers the items to St. Leos.

Additionally, we will have an Outreach Meeting about St. Leos on Monday, April 26 from 7-8pm in the parish offices Fr. Gratsch Room to inform parishioners of our ministry to St. Leos and how you can help. Their new director, Amy Kleeman, will be present to speak about how St. Leos lives out the works of mercy in their parish.

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Volunteering And Community Service

Volunteering to feed your friends and neighbors is an incredibly rewarding experience at the Food Connection. Individuals and groups have an opportunity serve their neighbors directly through greeting and guiding clients through the food bank, sorting and distributing food, making our space clean and welcoming, driving our vehicles, and helping us maintain our computer system.

We also offer these opportunities for individuals who need to complete community service for the courts, school, and other organizations. Background checks are necessary for all individuals who serve at the Food Connection, but most records are not a barrier for individuals who want to complete hours with us. At the end of your service, we are able to verify your hours.

Donate To The St Leo Food Connection

Donate to the St. Leo Food Connection

Backpacks contain two days of easy to access food such oatmeal packets, instant soups, fruits and vegetables so that students can come to school nourished and ready to learn after the weekend.

Looking ahead, the following are needed, ideally in single-serving sizes:

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Themes Of Social Justice

1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation3. Rights and Responsibilities of All People4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable5. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers6. Solidarity7. Care for Gods CreationUSSCB Document on 7 Themes of Catholic Social Justice

What We Do


St. Leo Food Bank is one of the largest food banks open Tuesday through Saturday, serving more than 140,000 client visits each year. The Springbrook Mobile Food Bank serves more than 100 households every Saturday throughout the year. Our Children’s Programs are working to fill the gaps of school meals to ease the impacts of childhood hunger. Our Backpack Program provides two-days worth of food to more than 1,100 children at-risk of hunger every weekend throughout the school year. Our Summer Meals program serves lunch to approximately 500 children on weekdays throughout the summer at sites in Tacoma and Lakewood.

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