Demand remains disconcertingly high at the Sudbury Food Bank.

According to an annual Hunger Report released this week, the service was used by 7,586 people per month last year.

Given the city’s population hovers just north of 161,000, that means five per cent of residents can’t put food on the table— or, if they did, they wouldn’t be able to pay their rent and keep a roof over their table.

“Really the food bank is a symptom — it’s not the problem,” said Dan Xilon, executive director of the food bank. “The problem is not enough affordable housing.”