Support Local This Season – Nanaimo’s Guide to Holiday Giving

Celebrating Community Spirit in Nanaimo

Holiday Season: A Time for Generosity and Kindness
In Nanaimo, we’re fortunate to have a community continuously striving to uplift each other. It’s the little acts of kindness that often make the biggest difference – whether it’s passing on gently loved clothes that can bring joy to someone else, support local businesses, or sharing food that can turn into a festive meal for a neighbour.

Spreading Joy and Support

It’s not just about donations; it’s about sharing, caring, and spreading the holiday spirit in ways that resonate with us. Every gesture, big or small, contributes to the tapestry of goodwill that our community is known for. This Christmas, let’s celebrate the generosity that makes Nanaimo not just a place on the map, but a home for the heart. Here’s to a holiday season filled with joy, kindness, and the magic of community spirit to support local!

Organizations Making a Difference

  • Mustard Seed Food Bank: Facing an increased demand for food and other services, the Mustard Seed Food Bank has expanded its distribution and is actively seeking donations and volunteers. News Source

  • Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank Foundation: This organization plays a crucial role in addressing food insecurity in the community. More Information

  • Nanaimo Foundation: A community foundation supporting various local causes and initiatives in Nanaimo. More Information

  • Nanaimo Food Share: Works to connect the community with resources, skills, and knowledge to enhance access to healthy food. Their activities include collaborating with partners to address hunger and building food skills among community members. Nanaimo Foodshare

  • The Salvation Army – Nanaimo Corps: Provides family services and community assistance, including food, clothing, and various support programs. More Information

Each of these organizations plays a vital role in supporting the local community, particularly during the holiday season. They offer various ways to contribute, including financial donations, volunteering, and item donations. It’s important to note that these are just some of the many local options and ideas, and there are more places in the Nanaimo and Vancouver Island area that also need help and donations. Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of many during this time of the year.