St. Leo's Choice Food Pantry

Monday, December 17, 2018
St. Leo Food Pantry Monthly Sponsorship Program

Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio will no longer be able to support the St. Leo Food Pantry financially after this coming January. To offset the financial gap, we are seeking organizations that would be willing to “Sponsor” one month of our operating cost.

Rent                                                       $1,250.00

Phone/Internet                                            107.89

Gas & Electric                                             797.11

G.C. Water Works                                       104.65

Pest Control                                                  35.35

Insurance                                                      28.53

Total Monthly Overhead                      $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 Casey Betz at 513-921-1044 x 30,, or mail to:  Casey Betz, St. Leo the Great Church, 2573 Saint Leo Place, Cincinnati, OH  45225.

Pantry Info

Serving Hours

 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Closed July 2 and July 4, 2018
Streets Served
by St. Leo Food Pantry  

Plan ahead: Children must be supervised
while at our Food Pantry.

Food Pantry Volunteer Job Descriptions

Feeding the Hungry

Emergence, March

Breaking Out of Darkness

Come, All Ye Who Hunger

A Success Story

Grow A Row

Pantry Press

Kroger Community Rewards

The average food stamp (SNAP) benefit is about $1.50 per person per meal.

Did you know in order to partake in the Food Assistance Program (SNAP), participants must 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!

Feed the Hungry throughout the U.S. and the World

Bread for the World is a national organization that promotes government programs that feed the hungry at home and around the world.  Sign a petition to the President, write a letter to your representative and senators in Congress.

Click on the Bread for the World icon to see what you can do.

St. Leo Food Pantry

Currently serving more than 1,000 individuals representing over 300 families including 350+ children each month.

Serving only residents in North Fairmount area including English Woods, Roll Hill Apts, and Millvale area once every 30 days. See website or call Parish Office to see if your street is covered.

As volunteers, we serve our clients a large portion of love and respect, along with a huge selection of the healthiest foods available from the Freestore Foodbank, as well as Cincinnati Whole Foods Market.   

What makes our food pantry so great, is that we care so much for the folks we serve and model to them Christ’s commandment to care for each other. It is commonplace to see our clients help one another, without being asked, demonstrating a real sense of community, an indication that they not only feel Christ’s love, but are also willing to share. Caring becomes contagious! 

We depend on volunteers to help with the many aspects of running the St. Leo Food Pantry. If you are interested in helping out a few hours a day, a week, or a month, please contact Stephanie Sepate at 513-921-1044 or email for more information, or to sign up!   

Volunteers Needed Now!

Especially for Mondays and Fridays, 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm,
assisting our clients.

Needed:  someone on Mondays who can pick up at Kroger anytime between 10:30am and 11am then deliver and unload at the Pantry.

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

Click here for:  Food Pantry Job Descriptions

Contact Stephanie Sepate, at 513-921-1044 or email:

We are deeply grateful to the various sources that donate much of the food/product items that we offer our guests, and for the services provided by the FreeStore/FoodBank.

Every dollar you give to s
upport the St. Leo Food Pantry is multiplied many times over when used to purchase the wide variety of reduced-priced items offered by the FreeStore/FoodBank.


Click here for a printable gift form:  St. Leo Food Pantry Gift Form.pdf

Wish List
Special Needs:


Diapers, sizes 2 - 4
Laundry Soap
Bar Soap
Shaving Cream
Dishwashing Liquid
Laundry Detergent
Toilet Paper
Canned tomatoes
Canned potatoes
Small Mayo
Parmesan Cheese
Canned Salmon
Brown Paper Grocery Bags

Make an Online Donation

Did you know that Food Stamps will not purchase personal hygiene products?
Thank You to Our Dedicated Volunteers

Many, many thanks
to the multitude of loyal volunteers who make the Food Pantry happen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday all year around:
 drivers who pick up food and hygiene items and haul them into the pantry building; stockers who stock shelves, freezers and refrigerators; escorts who assist our clients choose their items; greeters who assist clients when they come in the door; and check-in and in-take assistants who keep order and count; and coordinators who keep things running smoothly. We simply couldn’t do it without you!
Prayer for 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

Support St. Leo's Food Pantry


Help support St. Leo's many spiritual and corporal acts of mercy by shopping at Kroger's. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card. You will still receive your mileage points and other customer rewards, while you support St. Leo's!

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.

Enter St. Leo's NPO #KC265 or search for St. Leo the Great Church.

Or, do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

If you are experiencing issues with your online account, please call 1-866-221-4141.

Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

St. Leo The Great Parish

Rev. James R. Schutte, Pastor
2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-921-1044 ext. 21


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