St. Leo Food Pantry Monthly Sponsorship Program

St. Leo's is seeking individuals and organizations that would be willing to “Sponsor” one month of our operating cost ($2,323.53).

Sponsor’s name will be recognized in the food pantry foyer, on St. Leo’s website, in the monthly newsletter and in the weekly Sunday bulletin during their month; and if interested, the organization’s members would be welcome to volunteer by working in the pantry serving our clients.

 

If interested, please contact Amy Kleeman at 513-921-1044 x 30, akleemanstleo@aol.com, or mail to:  Amy Kleeman, St. Leo the Great Church, 2573 Saint Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH  45225.

Volunteers Needed!

 

Serving Hours

 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

1:00-3:30pm

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, special considerations have been implemented at the Food Pantry.
· Call 921-1044 each day to be certain the pantry is open.
· You will be expected to wait outside.
· NO CHILDREN ALLOWED IN THE PANTRY, unless they are in a carrier.

Streets Served by St. Leo's Food Pantry

Click here for:  Volunteer Job Descriptions

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers Needed: on Mondays and Fridays, Noon - 4:00 pm, to walk through our shopping aisles with clients. 

Please call Amy Kleeman at 513-921-1044 for more information.

FOOD ASSISTANCE ACCOUNTABILITY

Did you know in order to partake in the Food Assistance Program (SNAP), participants have to either be employed or provide community service hours?  There are some exemptions but many think folks get something for nothing when, in fact, they must volunteer the number of hours they would receive in food assistance divided by minimum wage.  For example, to receive $157, a person must volunteer 20 hours a month to get food for themselves and their family (20 hours x $7.85).

St. Leo provides an outlet for the recipients to perform their service hours.  Of course, it depends what services they’re able to provide and what tasks we have.  Some have helped with our Newsletter mailings, washed down kitchen cabinets and pantry stairs, swept and mopped Centennial Hall, and moved items back and forth.  We are grateful for these small opportunities provided for us all to help each other!

 

Pantry Press

 

Many, many thanks to our 

Monthly Overhead Sponsor 

for November

Generous Anonymous Donor

  In September the Food Pantry served 599 individuals, in 204 households, including 243 children and 65 seniors.

NEEDS FOR November
Bar soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shave cream, feminine hygiene products
Dish soap, paper towels, Kleenex,
Diapers of all sizes, especially newborn and sizes 4 & 5, baby formula
Cooking oil (not olive, Mustard, Ketchup, Salad dressing, Salt and pepper shaker combos
White Flour, Sugar (smaller bags), Hot sauce, BBQ sauce, Jelly, Pancake syrup, Mayonnaise, Saltine and other crackers 

  • Individual Snacks like granola bars, cheese crackers,
  • Black Sharpie markers
  • Friday Volunteers

 

Due to the coronavirus, Covid-19 pandemic, special considerations have been implemented at the Food Pantry.

· Call 921-1044 each day to be certain the pantry is open

· You will be expected to wait outside.

· NO CHILDREN ALLOWED in the pantry unless they are in a carrier.

Pantry Volunteers Needed!

Romans 12:9-13 teaches us to show hospitality. Hospitality is measured by the degree of kindness we show others, including strangers. Volunteers are needed to help us show kindness to persons in need at the St. Leo Food Pantry:  

SHOPPING ESCORTS NEEDED

Shopping escorts are needed to accompany guests as they “shop” for the items they need.  Escorts are needed for Mondays, Wednesday and/or Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm. Please call Stephanie at 513-921-1044X20.

St. Leo Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities

Our Pantry is open for guests Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  from 1:00 - 3:30 pm, so it’s always great to have some extra helpful hands from 12:30-4:00 pm.

For students looking for service hours,projects, etc., serving others through our Food Pantry is a perfect opportunity and life-changing experience! 

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Thank You! 

 

Words Of Appreciation From Our Guests

You. Them. Us. Working together, we are all One. Sharing. Serving. Gifting. What better way to experience the outcome than to hear it from the voices of those served who are part of our Pantry family:

I have been off work and I really appreciate the help. Thank You St. Leo“—Barbara

St. Leo is a Blessing to the community. It helps people in their time of needs. The staff here is friendly and very helpful. May God forever shine his light on them.”—Verna

Very organized, friendly people. Makes me feel very comfortable. God bless St. Leo’s.”—Shanelle

St. Leo has truly been a blessing in my life. I thank God for the people who volunteer their service. I know that you are true servants of God. I pray that God continue to bless you all. Thank You. God Bless.”—Audrey

I thank God for you Parish. You have been a blessing to my family for many years when we have had a need. You are a part of our family and we love you all. Thanks so much.” —Ronda

“Thank God and his helpers on earth for all of what they have done for me and my two sons. Blessed be in Jesus’s name. Amen.” - BriAnna

“Thank you for what all you have done for me and my family.”—Shiesha

“Thank God for you all, and most of all thank God. This would not be possible without him. God bless you. Thank you for the help. You’re the best! Much appreciated!” - Angie

“Very welcoming. I love what God is doing here. Helping us that are struggling. God bless and Thank you!” 
- Tawanda

You. Them. Us. ... All One. 

Prayer for St. Leo Food Pantry Volunteers

Lord Jesus, who multiplied the loaves and fishes and called us to feed the hungry, be with us today as we serve those you send to us. Open our hearts to see the gift of you in each person who comes to the pantry. Open our ears to hear their joys and struggles. Open our mouths to speak words of caring and respect. Give strength to our arms when we are tired, patience to our spirits when lines are long and things are confusing, and joy in our hearts for the privilege of serving you. Today and every day may we glorify you with our lives. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen