Attn Clients: Christmas Hamper registration is now open at our depots. The last opportunity to pre register will be Saturday, December 7th at Generations Church Depot. For those who have not registered by then, there will be a first come first served last chance Christmas Hamper option at Farquhar Street Depot on Monday, December 23rd at 12pm.

Attn Other non-profits and schools: We are no longer able to provide boxes as we need them for Christmas Hampers. Please bring your own bags and boxes. The last day to collect food from the warehouse is December 6th due to the Christmas season. Regular operations resume on Thursday, January 2nd


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.

Canada Helps provides a safe, secure and convenient 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.

Depots Schedule For Thursday

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank - 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The Neighbourhood Church - 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Full Depot Schedule

Upcoming Events

Island CLEAN Exterior Cleaning Ltd Food Drive

October 1, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Harbourview Volkswagon Promotion & Fundraiser

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Milestone Equipment Contracting Food Drive

December 2, 2019 - December 19, 2019

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Give & Go

December 6, 2019

Island Savings Pet Photos with Santa Fundraiser

December 8, 2019

Frost & Flame: A Celtic Music Christmas Celebration

December 22, 2019