Hunger is severely rising in Guelph according to the Guelph Food Bank.

Based on a 16-day service period, June 2018 saw 1,409 individuals served with 926 adults and 483 children. Whereas, June 2019 saw 1,638 individuals served with 1,047 adults and 591 children.

Comparing the two months’ statistics shows a 22 per cent increase in the number of children and a 13 per cent increase in the number of adults in Guelph in just the past month alone.