The Food Bank at the Whistler Community Services Society (WCSS) saw a nine-per-cent increase in usage in 2015, serving 2,484 people (632 of whom were children). Those numbers are up from 2014, when the food bank served 2,200 (about 400 children).

“There was also a significant shift towards long-term locals coming to the food bank,” WCSS executive director Cheryl Skribe wrote in her annual report.

About 25 per cent of food bank users have lived in Whistler 10 years or longer.