Christmas Hampers Nanaimo is a community organization formed 11 years ago by the Loaves and Fishes Food bank and the Salvation Army of Nanaimo. We gather food and cash donations and distribute to the less fortunate in our community at Christmas time. Last year (2013) we served over 5,400 people and distributed 2,450 hampers.

The people of Nanaimo and area are very generous to us! Last year (2013) we received donations of over 135,000 lbs of food and enough cash donations to purchase another $45,000.00 worth of fresh food items such as turkeys, chickens, hams, oranges, potatoes, carrots, bread, milk, cheese and eggs. We also had a substantial amount of non-perishable food left to feed people in the months following Christmas. Local food suppliers work with us to ensure we get the best value for our money. All of our funding comes from generous community efforts such as yours and are critical to our success. We are a 100% volunteer run organization. All gifts are used for food purchases. We thank you for your participation.   

Here you will see a list of the most wanted items for our hampers. This list will change from time to time as the season progresses.

We also have "Tips on hosting a Food Drive" for those organizations and businesses wishing to do more, and an “ADOPT A HAMPER” program. Check it out!

Hamperville Nanaimo was located last year (2013) at 2560 Bowen Rd (the old Madills building).Thanks to the generosity of the Laird/Wheaton GM Group, we again had a building and utilities donated for our use.

Many other local businesses partner with us to help keep our operating costs down. We appreciate this very much.

We can be reached by e-mail For up-to-date information on our activities, like us on Facebook at Nanaimo Hamperville.

Thank you to all the people of Nanaimo and area. Thank you to the sports teams, church groups, service clubs, businesses, schools and the many individuals who help us in so many ways.

All the best for a happy & healthy 2014 from everyone at Hamperville!! See you in December!!

To contact us directly, email us ( or by using the contact form on our contact page OR CLICK here.


Loaves and  Fishes Community Food Bank

The Salvation Army of Nanaimo