It’s “a little scary” that almost one million Canadians used a food bank in March of this year, according to the manager of the North Bay Food Bank.

Food, she said, is “usually the last thing on a person’s budget,” especially when money is tight.

“People are more concerned about keeping a roof over their heads,” she said, and after shelter is paid for, there is often little left for food.

“And various things always come up.”