Charity Begins at Home

In a world that often seems fast-paced and self-centered, it’s crucial to remember that acts of charity and compassion can make a significant impact on the lives of those in need. One of the most basic human needs is access to nutritious food. However, there are still countless individuals who struggle to secure a hot meal every day. As the saying goes, “Charity starts from home,” and it’s within our power to initiate positive change right in our communities.

Due to inflation and the rising cost of food items, many Canadians do not have the means to afford nutritious meals. Low-Income and homeless families and individuals depend on community support. With food banks all over Canada struggling to keep up with demand,  additional support during these difficult times can go a long way. 

Human Concern International (HCI) is a Global charity founded in Canada and a CanWaCH member. HCI has many international projects serving different communities globally and moving them from crisis to sustainability. Locally, HCI collaborates with national organizations to provide temporary relief to homeless individuals and families. More recently we served hot meals at shelter homes and community housing in Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa and the GTA. A total of 900 individuals, including the homeless and underserved members of the community, benefited from this project and left the venue with a smile on their faces.

HCI’s regional teams worked  with local partners to reach individuals and families in need, packed the meals, and distributed them with love and care. This project was implemented with the help of HCI’s volunteers, who expressed their appreciation for involving them in this great cause. 

Edmonton: Team Edmonton joined hands with a local church in serving hot chili and a bag of fruit and snacks to over 200 individuals.

Ottawa & Montreal: Team Ottawa & Montreal procured hot meals from a local vendor, and distributed a bag of fruit and snacks to over 300 individuals.

GTA: Team GTA partnered with another national organization to serve hot meals to 400 individuals.


August 14, 2023


Human Concern International