Ontario’s Hunger Count for 2014 has been released and food bank use has increased by one percent. But, Chair of the Haliburton County FoodNet, Robert Spurrier says it’s a different story locally.

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Spurrier says numbers are increasing substantially across the county. He’s also the coordinator of the Cardiff Food Bank, and he explains how many boxes he gives out every month.

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There are a variety of fundraisers for the Food Banks during the holiday season including the Christmas Challenge and the Radiothon on December 11 and 12 on Moose FM. Organizers are asking to have your donations in by the second week of December if you’d like them to go toward the Christmas boxes.

To register with your local food bank to receive a box over the holidays, call one of the numbers listed below before the deadline.

Haliburton 4Cs call 457-3331 by December 6

Minden Food Bank call 489-1364 between December 1 and 12

Wilberforce Food Bank call 448-2445 between December 1 and 12