Nanaimo’s Loaves and Fishes Food Bank was hit by thieves 3 times in the past month.

They siphoned fuel out of the 5-ton truck Loaves and Fishes uses for their food recovery program, to pick up food from grocery stores that would otherwise go to waste.

Executive Director Peter Sinclair says they estimate between $50 and $120 worth of fuel was stolen each time, and the implications for the operation are pretty far reaching.

Sinclair says they’re taking it seriously and he hopes whoever did it gets the help they need so they don’t have to rely on stealing from others to get by.