The number of households needing to use the Whitehorse Food Bank rose by 44 per cent from 2011 to 2016.

This is one of the findings in the recently released report on client usage prepared for the bank by Vector Research.

“This report clearly outlines the demographics of households receiving hampers and the extent to which Whitehorse Food Bank services are needed,” Stu Mackay, who chairs the bank’s board, said Friday.