A growing number of seniors in the province are relying on food banks to meet their basic needs, a new report from the province’s food banks says.

Released Monday, the Ontario Association of Food Banks’ 2018 Hunger Report found that while the total number of people using food banks between April 2017 and March 2018 increased only marginally from the previous year, there was a 10 per cent increase in the number of seniors who turned to food banks.