HistoryTwo ladies, Karen Olson and Trudy Thorleifson, from the Ebenezer Lutheran Church established the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank in 1978. They recognized a need for this ministry in our community and saw the need for community involvement. Volunteers to staff the effort and food drives to supply the needs was more than they could achieve. A non-profit corporation was formed in 1986 with a Board of Directors from the community to oversee the Food Bank. The Lake Stevens community responded with food drives, volunteers, and donations from various sources. For almost thirty years your Lake Stevens Community Food Bank has helped our neighbors in need.Martha Konkler volunteered to help the food bank in 1979, shortly after it began. For the past 28 years she has served in this organization. She became the director in the early 1980s and serves on the Board of Directors today.