Wednesday, November 21, 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 Press

In August the  Food Pantry served 877 individuals, in  319 households, including 367 children and 104 seniors.  

Needs for November:

Especially needed: Peanut Butter & Canned Tuna - 2 high-protein sources!

Canned: baked beans, vegetarian vegetable soup, cream of mushroom soup, salmon, chicken, ham (especially with the upcoming holidays!), mixed veggies, spinach, pineapple, mixed fruit

Spices (cinnamon, onion powder, mustard powder), Parmesan cheese shake, Vinegar, cooking oil

Deodorant, shaving cream, tissues & Clorox wipes (‘tis the season!)

Spaghetti, egg noodles, 1-lb bags of rice
BAGGIES - quart size

Extra Volunteers Needed: 

November  16, 19, 21

December 14, 17, 19

Call 513-921-1044 If you can help out!

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: 

Coordinator for Fridays, noon-4/4:30, to act as point person for other volunteers.  

Assistant Administrator about 9-12 hours a week, to tend to ordering, organizing the inventory, and conveying to coordinators/volunteers what’s up. If you feel called to either of these volunteer settings, or to participate in any of our other volunteer opportunities, please call at 513-921-1044!


Are you looking for something worthy to do? Are you and a friend looking for something to do together? On-Call drivers are needed to pick up food items and meats. This volunteer opportunity requires driving to 2 locations in the Rookwood area, lifting and stacking supplies in the cargo van, transporting the items back to the food pantry and then moving them from the van to the shelves. Please call Stephanie at 513-921-1044X20.


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.

Drivers on Tuesdays to share the “load” from 8:00 am—noon, driving and lifting required, even once a month would be helpful.  

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! 

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

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. 


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2573 St. Leo Place
Cincinnati, OH 45225
513-921-1044 ext. 21


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