Community Support

Nanaimo Port Authority Supports Loaves & Fishes Food Bank

Nanaimo Port Authority Supports Loaves & Fishes Food Bank
Feb 18, 2015

The Nanaimo Port Authority announces its support of the Loaves and Fishes Community Food Bank in Nanaimo with a $50,000 donation towards the mortgage of their new warehouse.

Bernie Dumas, President & CEO – Nanaimo Port Authority, states: “We are very pleased to support this important organization that provides wide-ranging benefits to our community, families, and individuals. We were surprised to learn that 1 in 13 people living in Nanaimo needs food assistance at some point during the year and that one-third of recipients are children.”

Peter Sinclair, Executive Director for Nanaimo Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank,is enthusiastic about this support: “We are very thankful for the donation from the Nanaimo Port Authority. This allows us to minimize tonnes of food waste and deliver a variety of food to more people that really need it throughout Nanaimo. We operate 10 local distribution depots and this support from the Nanaimo Port Authority allows us to properly warehouse the food and reach out through more than 30 agencies, schools, and non-profits.”

Dumas comments further: “Our donation provides immediate value and support to our community. Not only can clients choose their own food items now, but the availability of services will also increase, benefiting more residents.”

Brian Fillmore, President of the Nanaimo Loaves & Fishes Community Food Bank states: “The Nanaimo Port Authority’s assistance has a far-reaching impact in the community including over 30 agencies, schools and non-profits and thousands of grateful food recipients. On behalf of the many agencies and organizations we work with regularly, we are very grateful for this generous support.”

The Nanaimo Port Authority is one of 18 Port Authority’s across Canada, established under the Canada Marine Act, to promote and support the National, Regional and local economy and to ensure a safe and secure harbour for cargo operations.

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Mr. Bernie Dumas
President & CEO – Nanaimo Port Authority     250-753-4146

Pictured with Cheque for $50,000 from the Nanaimo Port Authority

Left to Right:

Nanaimo Port Authority Directors Chris Badger, Moira Jenkins,
Loaves & Fishes President Brian Filmore & Executive Director Peter Sinclair,
Port Authority Chair Jeet Manhas and Vice Chair Richard Ringma