IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON: Hampers are by appointment. Book online now or in person at one of our depots. Thursday, December 9th (see website link "Christmas Hampers" for details) is the last day for regular depot operations. The LAST DAY for regular hamper pickup, Christmas Hamper Registration and for Agencies in the warehouse is Thursday, December 9th. After that we will be operating on our Christmas schedule.   Farmers still welcome on the regular schedule.

COVID-19 Update:

In accordance with the latest health regulations, masks are now required in all indoor spaces. Please wear a mask if you are coming to Loaves & Fishes for any purpose. 

*Anyone who can not come to a depot 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*

Bags Notice: Starting Monday, March 22nd all clients are asked to bring recycled or reusable bags to our depots to help pack food items. 


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.

Upcoming Events

The Truffles Group Food Drive

November 17, 2021 - December 10, 2021

EC Group & PacRim Log Structures Food Drive

November 17, 2021 - December 15, 2021

Vintage Christmas Sweater Sale

December 2, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Country Grocer Fill the Van Food Drive and BBQ Fundraiser

December 4, 2021

Christmas in Hawaii Concert

December 4, 2021

Steve Marshall Ford Lincoln Give & Go 2021

December 10, 2021

Current Campaigns

Eggstravaganza 2021