An organization that helps Canadian food banks is sounding alarms over the number of people using the service.

Food Banks Canada’s “Hunger Count 2018” tracked food bank use for one month, March 2018.

“We do a census-style count of those that are using food banks all across the country,” said Kirstin Beardsley, chief networks services officer with Food Banks Canada.

Food banks across the country recorded a total of 1,096,935 last March.