The number of people using food banks in P.E.I. is up.

Food Banks Canada Hunger Counts report highlighted a 16.7 per cent increase on average in P.E.I., with a 33 per cent increase at rural food banks in 2018.

Food Banks Canada derives the figures with reporting from their network of over 600 food banks and 3,000 food-related organizations helping more than 850,000 Canadians in communities across the country each month.