Charity Begins at Home

The Power of Charity and Compassion

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.

The Rising Food Crisis in Canada

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: A Beacon of Hope

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 Collaborative Approach in Key Canadian Cities

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: In partnership with a local church, Team Edmonton served hot chili and a bag of fruit and snacks to over 200 individuals.

  • Ottawa & Montreal: Through local vendors, Team Ottawa & Montreal ensured over 300 individuals had hot meals, complemented by a bag of fruit and snacks.

  • GTA: Collaborating with a national organization, Team GTA made a difference by serving hot meals to 400 individuals.

A Tribute to HCI’s Volunteers HCI’s success in these endeavors was largely due to its dedicated volunteers. Their passion, commitment, and hands-on support were pivotal in turning the project into a heartwarming reality.

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