It appears food banks in the province are dealing with a growing number of clients who cannot afford hydro.
The association representing Ontario’s food banks says the cost of hydro is having a devastating impact on the lives of low-income Ontarians.
Here in the Quinte region there are some groups stepping up to make a difference.
In Trenton, through the combined effort of the Care and Share Food Bank and local service clubs, a new group called the Interservice Club is stepping up.
Locals who are having trouble keeping up can apply to get financial assistance.
Meantime officials with the local banks also point users to the Ontario Electricity Support group.