*Important Announcement: As of Monday, November 23rd we require everyone attending a Loaves & Fishes Depot or on the warehouse property (including other non-profits waiting outdoors) to wear a mask at all times. Thank you for your understanding as we work to ensure that you, our clients, volunteers and staff are safe. As usual, anyone feeling ill or at risk is encouraged to give the IDs for their household to someone else who can collect food for them. That person must be prepared to show their ID as well*

Christmas Hamper registration is now open at all Nanaimo depots. The last regular hamper day and last day to register for a Christmas hamper is Generations Church depot on Saturday, December 12th. Regular depots in Nanaimo will be closed Dec 13 - Jan 3. Food 4U will still be available. *See Nanaimo Holiday Schedule* For those who missed registration or their hamper pickup. A last chance Christmas Hamper registration and pickup option will be Wednesday, Dec 23th at Farquhar Depot from 12pm-3pm

The last Port Hardy Depot of the year will be Wed, Dec 16th. The Port Hardy Depot will resume Wed, Jan 13th.  See North Island Depot Schedule for details. Christmas Hampers in Port Hardy are provided by the Gazette Hamper Fund and supported by Loaves & Fishes. The last day to register for Gazette Christmas Hampers is Friday, November 27th at 3pm. See North Island Depot Schedule page for sign up information. 


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

Depots Schedule For Tuesday

Nanaimo Alliance Church - 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Full Depot Schedule

Upcoming Events

Graham Romanovsky Photography Sale Fundraiser

June 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Nanaimo Blues Society Presents Blues Plate Special

November 4, 2020 - November 30, 2020

Loaves & Fishes Holiday 50/50 Raffle

November 12, 2020 - January 12, 2021

Modern Cafe Dinner Fundraiser

November 15, 2020 - December 13, 2020

Sofa Source Food Drive

November 19, 2020 - December 15, 2020

Hammond Bay Liquor Store Promotion Fundraiser

November 23, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Current Campaigns

Eggstravaganza 2020