FOOD DONATIONS:  All donations may be dropped off at the Warehouse @ 210 Fry Street between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday-- barring holidays.


MONETARY DONATIONS:  Loaves and Fishes Food Bank is always in need of financial donations. For every $1.00 donated, we currently are able to put $5.98 worth of food into a person's hand--that is a good return on investment!

Any financial donation may be dropped off at our office now located at  210 Fry Street.   Someone will be in the office to receive your donation from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  Alternatively, you can mail your donation to our office, but please note our new mail address below:

210 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z1


ONLINE DONATIONS:  CanadaHelps provides a safe, secure and convenient way to donate. CanadaHelps will also provide donors with income tax receipts and a weekly transfer of donations is deposited to our account. Not to mention we all save on postage, paper, and processing. We can process credit card donations through the form below:


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Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Loaves and Fishes.  They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Loaves and Fishes through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Loaves and Fishes will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

Traditional Donations

Food Donations can be delivered to the food bank, deposited in a donation bin at one of several stores in Nanaimo, or a pick-up can be arranged for larger donations.

We accept the following donations: 

Most Needed Items:

  • Canned Vegetables and Fruit
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Fish
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter

For perishables such as milk, eggs, cheese, butter, margarine, fresh and frozen meat products, jams and jellies, please contact Loaves and Fishes at 250-754-8347 to see if we can accept your donation.

Food Donation Bins are located throughout Nanaimo

  • Save on Foods:
    Woodgrove Mall
    Country Club Mall
    Brooks Landing
    Terminal Park
  • Quality Foods:
    Turner Road
    Bowen Road
    Harewood Mall
  • Superstore:
    Metral Drive
  • Thriftys:
    Longwood Station
  • Country Grocer:
    Bowen Rd
    South Gate
  • Fairway Market:
    North Town Centre

Thank You for Lending a Helping Hand!