Welcome to Nanaimo Foodshare Society

We empower community members with skills, tools,
and access to local and nourishing food.

Our Vision

Our region has sustainable access to nourishing food and food knowledge.

Our Mission

We empower community members with skills, tools, and access to local and nourishing food.

About Us

Established in 1997, incorporated as a society in 2000 and registered as a charity in 2001, Nanaimo Foodshare Society connects the community with resources, skills, and knowledge to create change that increases healthy food for everyone.


Specifically, we:

  • Work with community partners to address hunger in the community
  • Build food skills
  • Bring the community together to share resources
  • Build community capacity to provide healthy foods to everyone
  • Through our programs, we support local sustainable food, help build food policy and develop coordinated community strategies to improve food securi

VIHA Island Food Hubs

Nanaimo Foodshare is one of eight  Island Health  Food Security Hubs across the island. The Food Security Hubs are a collective of organizations working together with Island Health and other community partners across the Island Region to support healthy food systems, address food insecurity and ultimately improve health. 


EAT participantsw working on the Five Acres Farm

Employment Programs

Nanaimo Foodshare offers a variety of work placements or youth & adults with disabilities and barriers to employment.

four seniors walking single file outside on a clear, blue skied day.

Seniors Programs

Seniors, connect with your peers to learn healthy eating habits, and make healthy food accessible.

Child and older peer cooking on stovetop.

Youth Programs

Our youth programs offer a chance for kids to develop food skills, getting hands on experience in the kitchen and the garden.

A pair of gloved hands and a pair of bare hands hold a bowl of small tomatoes.

Community Programs

Our community programs promote food access and food skills education for all people in our local region.


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