The food bank in Hawkesbury, Ont., could cut the maximum number of allowable visits by clients to five per year.

The food bank, which sits in the town about 100 kilometres east of Ottawa, already has a cap of once a month — or 12 times a year — on the number of times a person can drop in and pick up food.

But a document obtained by CBC News reveals the food bank has debated a limit of just five visits per year.

The facility's general manager, Rene Baril, declined to comment on the record and referred all questions to the president of the Hawkesbury food bank, Jeanne Charlebois.

Charlebois was unavailable for comment.

The board is expected to discuss and vote on the new protocol later in March. If approved, the new restriction would be in effect as of April 1.