Being disabled is increasingly a trigger for poverty and hunger, according to a new report profiling food bank clients across the GTA.

The percentage of disabled people lining up at food banks has almost doubled since 2005, the Daily Bread Food Bank’s Who’s Hungry report states.

Disability beneficiaries receive so little money from Ontario’s social welfare programs they are forced to live in poverty, Daily Bread executive director Gail Nyberg said.

The steadily increasing number of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients relying on food banks is a concerning trend, she said.