Ways to Donate


Loaves and Fishes Food Bank is always in need of financial donations. For every $1.00 donated, we are able to provide $5.98 worth of food to people in need throughout our community.

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 through Friday.  Alternatively, you can mail your donation to our office, but please note our new mail address below:

 Loaves and Fishes Food Bank 

 210 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z1


Donate through our main donation page HERE and receive an automatic tax receipt and acknowledgment by email. You can also donate in tribute to someone else and they'll receive an automated email or printed card mailed from us telling them about your gift on their behalf!

Click HERE

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 by clicking HERE

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!


All donations may be dropped off at our warehouse at 210 Fry Street between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday-- barring holidays.

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
Metral Drive
Thrifty Foods
Longwood Station
Country Grocer
Bowen Rd
South Gate
Fairway Market
North Town Centre

Thank You for Lending a Helping Hand!