It was a simple statistical error, but one that made it appear as if the number of visits to Newfoundland and Labrador food banks was 275 per cent higher than the data should have suggested.

The wrong number was in Food Bank Canada’s HungerCount 2018 report. Originally, the report said there were 28,063 visits to Newfoundland and Labrador food banks in a month, a number they said was unacceptably high.

Richard Matern, director of research for Food Banks Canada, says that number should have been reported as 10,114.