Session 2

Loaves and Fishes’ Food 4U Food Recovery Program

Friday March 12, 2021; 11:15 am – 12:45 pm Pacific

Learn about Loaves and Fishes’ highly successful Food 4U Food Recovery Program! This program has dramatically increased the amount of healthy nutritious food available to people in need while at the same time saving over 1 Million pounds of food from ending up in the landfill every year. Additionally, over the last 4 years more than $4.5 million dollars’ worth of food has been provided to other non-profits thereby freeing up funds in these non-profits to be used in other areas of their operations.


Peter Sinclair

Peter has served as Executive Director of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank since 2011.  He served on the board of Food Banks BC for years.  He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship from UVIC and a Master of Divinity from Regent College.  Peter is passionate about sharing his expertise and experience to help others  set up food recovery programs so other communities can share in the abundance of food that is available while also reducing food waste.

About Loaves and Fishes: Loaves and Fishes is a registered charity. We believe that all people should have access to an abundance of healthy food.  We launched our Food Recovery Program in 2012. The amount of food we source and distribute annually has increased from $800,000 worth in 2011 to $6,200,000 in 2020 thanks to our network of local, regional and national partnerships. Currently we provide an average of 120,000 pounds of food per month to individuals through our Nanaimo and Port Hardy Food Banks as well as supplying food, free of charge, to 100 other non-profits, food banks, schools and Indigenous Communities across Vancouver Island. In 2020 over 660,000 pounds of food valued at over $1,700,000 was gifted to these other organizations through delivery or collection from our central warehouse.