Darren Krynczuk sorts food at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nanaimo for the Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Darren Krynczuk sorts food at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nanaimo for the Thanksgiving Food Drive benefiting Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank. KARL YU/The News Bulletin

Food bank collects fixings for Thanksgiving dinners

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank held its Thanksgiving Food Drive on Saturday in Nanaimo

More people in Nanaimo will be able to sit down to a more filling Thanksgiving dinner thanks to community efforts.

The Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was held Saturday.

Volunteers distributed thousands of donation bags door-to-door and those willing to donate were asked to fill bags and leave them on their doorsteps by Saturday morning. They were then taken to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to be sorted.

According to Peter Sinclair, executive director of Loaves and Fishes, the groups have been working together for more than five years and over $25,000 of food was collected this year.

Sinclair is grateful to the community for its contributions and said it will be of great help. People can still donate as Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, he said.

“Any of our donation bins around town at local grocery stores, they can drop donations in there, and then they can also stop by 210 Fry St. (Loaves and Fishes’ headquarters) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and make a donation there,” said Sinclair.

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