The Southeast Alaska Food bank (SEAFB) was established in the early 1990’s when a local grocery store owner found that people were consistently raiding his dumpster looking for food that was still consumable. The operation is run by one employee and many volunteers. In the beginning, approximately 50,000 pounds of food annually was processed through the food bank. The food bank now provides healthy and nutritious food to 39 non- profit agencies and to others who due to challenging circumstances cannot afford to provide for themselves and their families. The food bank continues to operate with one employee and many many volunteers.