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From a 1978 church basement to a brand new building serving 3000+ every month


To exemplify the charitable spirit of our community by providing a nutrition safety net for residents in need.

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Our History

The Lake Stevens Community Food Bank first began in the basement of Ebenezer Lutheran Church by a group of volunteers in 1978. The church began collecting and storing food in a closet so they could distribute food items here and there to those who came seeking help. Their goal was to be able to provide a few meals each month to families in need.


As the Lake Stevens community grew, so too did the need for food assistance. In 1983, Lake Stevens Community Food Bank was formally organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since then, the oversight, vision and growth of the food bank has been guided by dedicated volunteers making up the board of directors.


Today, the food bank is supported through partnerships with many local churches, businesses, individuals, volunteers, schools and service clubs. After 40 years of community service from the basement of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank will finally move into a new, dedicated space in June 2023

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To nourish and empower Lake Stevens today, building a resilient and sustainable community for tomorrow.

Our Partners

We couldn't serve Lake Stevens in a meaningful way without the support from our valued partners in the community:

Get to know our Staff and Board of Directors

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