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Welcome to the St. Leo Food Connection!

From its humble beginnings in a garage in 1982, the St. Leo Food Bank has grown into one of the largest food banks in Pierce County. We are one of the few food banks in the county that is open on Saturdays, and we also have a food line on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Our goal is to provide our clients with enough food for three meals for three days.


We accept donations of unopened non-perishable food items as well as appropriately handled perishable items during our business hours. Due to Health Department regulations we cannot accept home canned.preserved food items. Please call our main office (253-383-5048) if you have any questions.

St. Leo Food Bank Food Line Hours


T/Th - 1:30- 3:30 and 4:30 - 6:00
W/F - 9:30 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 3:30
Sat - 9:30 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 1:30

For office hours or to donate food, click here

35th Annual Tacoma-Pierce County Hunger Walk

Pierce County Hunger Walk logoSunday, October 4th

Half of the proceeds from the Hunger Walk benefit the Emergency Food Network (EFN), Pierce County’s non-profit distribution center for more than 70 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters. EFN provides about 75% of food sources for Pierce County food banks and shelters. The other 50 percent goes to local and international hunger relief agencies designated by each walker - PLEASE CONSIDER DESIGNATING THE FOOD CONNECTION OF ST. LEO if you take part. For more information, visit the Hunger Walk site

Community Builders Golf Tournament Tees Off Sept. 25th

Adolfson & Petersons Community Builders golf tournamentThe St. Leo Food Connection's Backpack Program, which provides two days worth of food to nearly 800 children and their families on weekends throughout the school year, has once again been selected as one of the beneficiaries of Adolfson & Peterson's 27th Annual Community Builders Golf Tournament at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor on September 25th.

Sponsorships are now available and there are a variety of opportunities to choose from. All sponsorship proceeds are donated directly to the designated charities.

You can also sign-up as an individual golfer or in a foursome to support the event and enjoy an amazing round of golf at Canterwood's world-class course. The tournament is a scramble format in four-person teams. Entry is $400 per golfer - Get your foursome together and register today.  You'll enjoy a great day of golf and help feed hungry kids at the same time. 

For a copy of sponsorship options or a golfer registration form please contact Karin Hill or Kevin Glackin-Coley.

Fight Hunger - Make the Connection

The St. Leo Food Connection Capital Campaign

Food connection make the connection capital campaignFor years our St. Leo Food Bank and Springbrook Mobile Food Bank have operated in cramped quarters on several levels of the Tahoma Center. In addition, the tremendous growth of our Children’s Feeding Programs have forced us to move them to another location, adding multiple logistical hurdles. Next summer we have the opportunity to move all our programs into a single level space in the Tahoma Center, and significantly upgrade our cooler and freezer equipment. To achieve this goal, we are launching Fight Hunger, Make the Connection, the St. Leo Food Connection Capital Campaign.

Tax deductible donations can be sent to: Fight Hunger, St. Leo Food Connection, 710 South 13th Street, Tacoma, WA 98405. For online donations: Click Here

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