Jesus said, "A new command I give you: Love one another.     As I have loved you, so you must love one another."

John 13:34 NIV

Loaves and Fishes


Jesus spoke a lot about caring for the poor and those in need. Loaves & Fishes in Nanaimo takes these words of Jesus very seriously by providing free and nutritious food for vulnerable persons in our community.

Maranatha Church partners with Loaves & Fishes in two ways:

  1. In early 2013, Loaves & Fishes approached us about becoming a “Virtual Distribution Centre” for them called Hamper 2 Your Home, which delivers food directly to people who have a medical barrier that prevents them from getting to a food distribution centre.
  2. In March 2022, we became a Free Food Market distribution centre every Sunday afternoon from 2:00-3:00pm. We’re appointment-based and currently offer 72 appointment slots each week. If you’d like to access food or volunteer at our location, please visit the Loaves & Fishes website at https://viloavesandfishes.org/