Food bank puts donation toward new warehouse

NANAIMO – Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank has raised $40,000 for a new warehouse thanks to a major donation by one of its volunteers.

Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank has just been handed its largest single donation toward a new warehouse.

A food bank volunteer, who’s asked Loaves and Fishes to remain anonymous, has contributed $25,000 toward the purchase of a new warehouse.

“We were pretty floored by that,” said Peter Sinclair, executive director of the food bank.

The organization is trying to raise $550,000 by the end of December to buy a warehouse on Fry Street that’s more than 10 times the size of its current facility. According to Loaves and Fishes, its 500-square foot storeroom on Farquhar Street doesn’t have enough space to accommodate both food donations and the volunteers who sort and distribute them.

The food bank has raised $40,000 in community donations so far and is currently seeking financial assistance from the City of Nanaimo.

To donate to the campaign, or for more information, please visit the Loaves and Fishes website at www.feednanaimo.com.

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