The number of Orangeville residents turning to the local food bank continues to increase.

In the last four years, the Orangeville Food Bank has recorded a 28 per cent increase in clients walking through its doors.

“It’s even higher if you consider the number of households,” said Lori Ker, a volunteer and board member at the food bank. “Hunger is often a hidden issue.”

The food bank will welcome about 350 people a month, 130 of whom are children.

“The Orangeville Food Bank operates as an emergency food bank, which means clients are only able to come once a month,” Ker explained.