Important Announcement: The safety of our clients and volunteers is our top priority. Until further notice the ONLY depots open will be Farqhuar Street depot from Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, Alliance Church depot on Tuesdays, Neighbourhood Church depot Thursdays, Salvation Army Church depot on Fridays and Generations Church depot on Saturdays. Please see the updated depot schedule for times. Food will be given in pre bagged hampers for the time being to respect social distancing recommendations. Loaves and Fishes Food Bank has always encouraged those who are unable to come to our depots to give their ID to another person to collect for them. Anyone who is sick or at risk MUST give their ID to someone else to collect food for them. (photo copy of ID is OK, pictures on phones are not accepted) Those who come to collect for someone else must show their own ID as well

Other non-profits and farmers are still welcome in our warehouse during regular hours. Our supplies may be limited for a while so we ask that everyone come together as a community. Daily updates on our social media accounts and this website will be ongoing.  


Don't Go Hungry. We are Here to Help.

We believe that everyone in our community should have access to healthy nutritious food regardless of their current situation.  To this end we provide food free of charge through our depot network. 


Donate Online Now

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank is always in need of financial donations. For every $1 in cash donations that Loaves and Fishes receives we are able to provide clients with $5.98 worth of food.

Our online donation processes are a convenient, safe and secure way to donate.


Interested in Volunteering?

Every month our 600+ volunteers every month help us sort and distribute food through our food depot network around Nanaimo.  Please click here if you are interested in getting involved.