Hunger Overview

The problem of hunger in the Outaouais is real. Every day, thousands of men, women and children do not have enough to eat. The increase in demand and the current economic crisis make the vulnerable even more vulnerable.

Hunger in the Outaouais region in numbers :

  • 24,236 people used food assistance services (convenience stores, meals, snacks) in the Outaouais for the month of March 2022 (all services combined). This is an increase of 107% compared to 2019.
  • 19.8% of food aid applicants are employed, compared with 10.6% in 2022.
  • Of all these requests, children make up 32,1% of the people who benefit from food baskets; that is, nearly 3 309 children.
  • Single people make up 37.4% of households receiving food assistance.
  • 45.9% of food assistance applicants are households with children.
    • Of these, 26.2% are single parent households and 19.7% are two parent households.
  • 94,653 meals and snacks were served by Moisson Outaouais affiliated organizations, compared with 48,439 in 2022.
  • 14,771 visits to emergency food programs. This figure has doubled in the last 5 years
  • For the year 2022-2023, 1,663,803 kg were distributed to our 50 affiliated organizations.

Hunger Count

HungerCount was first conducted in 1989 and is the only national survey of emergency food programs in Canada. The data provided by the survey is invaluable and serves as the basis for many of Moisson Outaouais’ activities throughout the year. HungerCount provides timely and accurate information to government, donors and the media and represents the major concerns of members in a variety of public forums.

HungerCount 2023

Québec HungerCount

Canada HungerCount

HungerCount 2022

Québec HungerCount 

Canada HungerCount 

HungerCount 2021

Québec HungerCount

Canada HungerCount 

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