With the cost of living—and the cost of housing in particular—climbing in Mississauga, more and more residents are relying on The Mississauga Food Bank to provide them with meals.

Recently, the Daily Bread Food Bank, North York Harvest Food Bank and The Mississauga Food Bank released the annual Who’s Hungry report, which profiles poverty and food insecurity in Toronto and Mississauga.

The report reveals that 1 in 7 households in the region is food insecure and that food bank use in the area is growing at double the rate of the population, with a 4 per cent increase in the last year.