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The University of Puget Sound’s Honors Program and the St. Leo Food Connection are partnering to help provide weekend food for local children at risk of going hungry. The Food Connection’s Backpack Program sends food home to more than 1,100 children every weekend throughout the school year to help ensure they come back to school on Mondays ready to learn. The program sends home easy to prepare items (macaroni and cheese, individual oatmeal packets, canned dinners) as well as healthy snacks and fresh produce.

UPS students can donate food items for the program by purchasing them with their surplus Dining Dollars. You can purchase program friendly items at the Cellar, Oppenheimer Café, Diversions Café, Lillis Café, or the Diner. Once purchases, donations can be placed in the labeled St. Leo Food Connection donation boxes found in Thompson Hall, Wyatt Hall, the Fieldhouse, and in Wheelock Student Center by the Info Desk and in the Mailroom. You can make a big difference in a hungry child’s life while letting the Honors Program do the leg-work!

You can also bring any non-perishable food items that you would like to donate the St Leo’s Food Connection to the Honors Program assistant, Ti Allshouse, in Wyatt 139.

Your contribution means the world to those who are in need.

Thank You!

Vegetable Counter Food Bank Sign

Spring 2019

Food Drive Results

The Spring 2019 Food Drive collected a total of 1135 food items to be distributed by St. Leo's Food Connection. These items will help provide meals as well as healthy snacks to hungry children across Pierce County.

Thank you UPS community members for the incredible work helping to keep Pierce county children fed. We would also like to thank Staff Senate, School of Education, Greek Life, staff of The Cellar, Lillis Cafe, Diversion Cafe, Oppenheimer Cafe, Wheelock Info Center and the Mailroom for their work promoting the Honors Food Drive. Special thanks to John Roush, Kawika Ridep, Adam Crowthers, Kendall LaRocque, Sarah Comstock, Andrea Brown and Lacie Devine for their love and support.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Fall 2018

Food Drive Results

The Fall 2018 Food Drive collected a total of 1400 food items to be distributed by St. Leo's Food Connection. These items will help provide meals as well as healthy snacks to hungry children across Pierce County.

Thank you UPS community members for the incredible work helping to keep Pierce county children fed. We would also like to thank Staff Senate, School of Education, staff of The Cellar, Lillis Cafe, Diversion Cafe, Oppenheimer Cafe, Wheelock Info Center and the Mailroom for their work promoting the Honors Food Drive. Special thanks to John Roush, Kawika Ridep, Adam Crowthers, Kendall LaRocque, Sarah Comstock, Andrea Brown and Lacie Devine.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Spring 2018

Food Drive Results

The Spring 2018 Food Drive collected a total of 851 food items to be distributed by St. Leo's Food Connection. These items will help provide meals as well as healthy snacks to hungry children across Pierce County.

Thank you UPS community members for the incredible work helping to keep Pierce county children fed. We would also like to thank Staff Senate, School of Education, staff of The Cellar, Lillis Cafe, Diversion Cafe, Oppenheimer Cafe, Wheelock Info Center and the Mailroom for their work promoting the Honors Food Drive. Special thanks to John Roush, Kawika Ridep, Adam Crowthers, Kendall LaRocque, Sarah Comstock, Andrea Brown and Lacie Devine.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Fall 2017

Food Drive Results

The Fall 2017 Food Drive collected a total of 1,835 food items to be distributed by St. Leo's Food Connection. These items will help provide meals as well as healthy snacks to hungry children across Pierce County.

Thank you UPS community members for the incredible work helping to keep Pierce county children fed. We would also like to thank Staff Senate, School of Education, staff of The Cellar, Lillis Cafe, Diversion Cafe, Oppenheimer Cafe, Wheelock Info Center and the Mailroom for their work promoting the Honors Food Drive. Special thanks to John Roush, Kawika Ridep, Adam Crowthers, Kendall LaRocque, Sarah Comstock, Andrea Brown and Lacie Devine.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!

Spring 2017

Food Drive Results

The Spring 2017 Food Drive collected a total of 2,377 food items to be distributed by St. Leo's Food Connection. These items will help provide meals as well as healthy snacks to hungry children across Pierce County.

Thank you UPS community members for the incredible work helping to keep Pierce county children fed. We would also like to thank Staff Senate, School of Education, staff of The Cellar, Lillis Cafe and Oppenheimer Cafe for their work promoting the Honors Food Drive. Special thanks to Graham Robinson, Adam Crowthers, Kendall LaRocque, and Ainsley McCullough.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SUPPORTERS FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!!!