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Ways to Give

*Please note: Loaves & Fishes does not permit or endorse door to door solicitation on our behalf. Anyone who comes to your door claiming to represent Loaves & Fishes is not authorized to do so.*


Loaves & Fishes Food Bank is always in need of financial donations. For every $1.00 donated, we are able to provide over $5.00 worth of food to people in need throughout our community.

Please note we follow CRA guidelines for providing tax receipts. Click HERE for a helpful infographic.


Donations of securities can be made to Loaves & Fishes through Canada Helps. Click HERE

Ways to Donate:

In person in Nanaimo: Our 210 Fry Street office is open 10am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (barring holidays).

*We now accept credit cards and debit tap in the office*

In person in Port Hardy: Our Harvest Building at 7120 Market Street in Port Hardy is open 11am - 3pm Monday - Saturday (barring holidays)

Over the phone: Donations can be made over the phone by calling our Reception office at 250-754-8347

By Mail:

 Loaves & Fishes Food Bank 

 210 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z1


E transfers can be directed to:

*For a tax receipt please be sure to include the following information: First and last name, email address and mailing address*


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 to give online

Empties 4 Food donations:

You can also help by donating your empty drink containers! Our Empties 4 Food social enterprise raises funds that go directly towards providing food for people in need. To find an empties donation bin near you, click HERE

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for Loaves & 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!

Food Donations:  

In Nanaimo:

All food donations may be dropped off at our warehouse at 210 Fry Street from 10am - 3pm, Monday - Friday (barring holidays). There are also food donation bins in the following stores in Nanaimo:

Superstore                           Save On Foods

Thrifty Foods                        Country Grocer 

Fairway Market                     Quality Foods              

In Port Hardy:

Food donations can be brought to our Harvest Building at 7120 Market Street from 11am - 3pm, Monday - Saturday (barring holidays).

A pick-up may be arranged for larger donations if we are able to at the time.

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 & Fishes office

at 250-754-8347 to see if we can accept your donation.

Thank you for helping us feed our community!