Ways to Donate

*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.

Ways to Donate:

In person: Our 210 Fry Street office is open 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday through Friday barring statutory holidays.

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

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

By Mail:

 Loaves and Fishes Food Bank 

 210 Fry Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z1


E transfers can be directed to: donate@nanaimoloavesandfishes.org

*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

If you want to see a summery of your online donations you can click HERE to sign in and access your account (please note this is for online donations through our Donate Now button only).

You can also donate via CanadaHelps which provides donors with income tax receipts and a weekly transfer of donations is deposited to our account. If Please note your tax receipt will come from Canada Helps and not Loaves & Fishes Food Bank. You can donate that way  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 food donations may be dropped off at our warehouse at 210 Fry Street between 8:00am and 10:30pm 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.

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 and Fishes

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

Food Donation Bins are located throughout Nanaimo:

Superstore                           Save On Foods

Thrifty Foods                        Country Grocer 

Fairway Market                     Quality Foods              

Thank you for helping us feed our community!