Hunger Overview

Hunger is real in Outaouais. Thousands of men, women and children go hungry every day. We at Moisson Outaouais want to change that situation and have a real impact on the ground.

Briefly, hunger in Outaouais:

  • According to CISSS-O 7% of the total population of Outaouais was affected by food insecurity in 2017. This represents close to 29 000 people, of which 5 300 were under 12 years old.
  • 1 out of 4 low-income households is affected by food insecurity
  • Between 12 000 to 16 000 people request food assistance every month
  • Less than a half of people affected by food insecurity request assistance
  • 38% of people benefiting from food baskets are children. Among those children, 210 are between 0 and 2 years old.
  • 65.7% of people requesting assistance are also on welfare; only 9.7% have a job and old-age security pension is the main income of 7.6% of assisted individuals.
  • 23 % of people who have received assistance have been assisted more than once a month.


HungerCount was created in 1989 and is the only national survey about Canadian emergency food assistance programs. HungerCount findings are absolutely essential and they help Moisson Outaouais set up its activities and events all year round. HungerCount offers sensible and precise data for government, donors and media and it properly represents our members’ main concerns to a variety of public outlets.

HungerCount 2020

HungerCount 2020 could not be elaborated because of COVID-19. Moisson Outaouais’ findings are available in the Annual Report 2019-2020.

HungerCount 2019 

Québec HungerCount
Canada HungerCount

Other relevant documents

Info-Pop du CISSS de l’Outaouais : Insécurité alimentaire

Carte communautaire de la faim 2015-2017 – Rapport réalisé par la TCFDSO