Please Note: For the upcoming weekend of Saturday, Sept 30 and Monday, Oct 2 - Truth and Reconciliation Day, all free food markets will remain open. The warehouse will be closed to agencies but open to farmers on Saturday and Monday. The office will be closed Monday. The Port Hardy Harvest Building will remain open on Saturday, Sept 30th but will be closed on Monday, Oct 2. 

Depot Schedule

2023 Nanaimo Free Food Market Schedule

*Appointments can be made 8 days in advance only. If the upcoming day is fully booked or not available for booking yet, a notice will read "No times" that month. Check back 8 days in advance of the next available date.*

Monday:  Farquhar Street (1009 Farquhar St) - 5pm - 7pm - walk through and drive through.

                * Christ Community Church (2221 Bowen Rd) - 1pm - 2pm - appointment only click HERE

Tuesday: * St Paul's Lutheran Church (394 Shepherd Ave) - 11am - noon - appointment only click HERE

                 * St Philip Anglican Church (1797 Cedar Rd) - 3pm - 4pm - appointment only click HERE

                    Brechin United Church (2020 Estevan Rd) - 1pm - 2:30pm - drop in

Wednesday: Farquhar Street (1009 Farquhar St) - 10am - 2pm - walk through and drive through.

                    * Nanaimo Alliance Church (1609 Meredith Rd) - 2pm - 3pm - appointment only click HERE

Thursday:  Farquhar Street (1009 Farquhar St) - 1pm - 3pm - walk through and drive through.

                    Neighbourhood Church (4951 Rutherford Rd) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm - drop in

Friday:  Salvation Army Church (505 Eighth St) - 12pm - 2:00pm - drop in

            * St Andrew's Presbyterian Church (4235 Departure Bay Rd) - 12pm - 1pm - appointment only click HERE 

Saturday: Generations Church (1300 Princess Royal Ave) - 10:30am - noon - drop in

Sunday: * Maranatha Church (6553 Portsmouth Road) - 2pm - 3pm - appointment only click HERE

3rd Party Pickup is available with the household or group's 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.