*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. 

Depot Schedule

*Christmas Hamper registration is now available at all Loaves & Fishes Nanaimo Depots.* 

Regular Hamper distribution is closed from December 13th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021. Food 4U will still be available. See Nanaimo Holiday Schedule.

Please note we are now operating under Phase 3 Emergency Scheduling protocols. Our depot schedules are changed until further notice. Anyone who is showing signs of illness or is at risk must give their ID to another person to collect their hamper for them.

3rd Party Pickup is available with the households' IDs OR photocopy of IDs and those picking up must show their ID as well. We cannot accept pictures on cell phone.

Maximum 3 households per 3rd Party Pickup.

Pick up Times are as follows:

Regular Hamper can picked up bi-weekly.

Food 4U Hamper can be picked up at any time when the following depots are open  (see schedule times): 

Note:  Food 4U fresh food can still be picked up daily.  Not affected by Regular Hamper bi-weekly rules.

Farquhar Depot (1009 Farquhar Street): Please note If you are registering for the first time or doing a 6 month re-registration at our Farquhar depot, please do not join the drive-thru line-up, but park across from the Farquhar depot and walk in to see our on-site computer clerk. After you have registered your household you can then utilize the drive-thru for the next 6 months by showing your ID through the drivers side window.

Monday 5pm - 7pm

Wednesday 10am - 2pm

Thursday 1pm - 3pm  

Alliance Church Depot (1609 Meredith Rd):

Tuesday 1pm - 2:30pm

Neighbourhood Church Depot (4951 Rutherford Rd):

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Salvation Army Church Depot (505 Eighth St):

Friday 1pm - 2:30pm

Generations Church Depot  (1300 Princess Royal Ave):

Saturday 11am - 12pm