Hungry for Life International

45950 Alexander Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1L5
Executive Director: Dave Blundell
Board Chair: Harvey Adrian

Charitable Reg. #:86204 8758 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 3/5]


Audited financial statements available only upon request.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 88 cents are available for programs.

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About Hungry for Life International:

Hungry for Life International is a 3-star charity with a below-average results reporting grade. Its overhead costs are inside Ci's reasonable range for overhead spending and the charity's financial statements are only available upon request. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity's funding reserves can cover annual program costs for just over 5 months. 

Founded in 2003, Hungry for Life International (HFLI) aims to end needless suffering while providing opportunities to connect with Jesus Christ through worldwide compassion. HFLI partners with Christian groups, missionaries, and local church leaders in developing countries to implement its projects.

International projects represent Hungry for Life International’s programs. The charity works in 12 countries: Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, and Ukraine. Small teams of HFLI members apply to lead projects that provide various forms of aid, such as housing or nutrition programs. The charity provides consultation and support to its members when designing team projects. Once a team has chosen a country and project to pursue, HFLI coordinates the travel and logistics of the trip. Hungry for Life International helps to monitor the project and publishes blog posts from teams on its website.

The charity reports that it helped complete two new homes in the Philippines and repaired a third home. It also reports that its feeding program in Dominican has helped take care of more than 2,500 malnourished children and pregnant women.  

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any reported outcomes on the charity’s website. This may not be a complete representation of Hungry for Life International’s results.  

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Hungry for Life International received $2.6m in donations in F2020. Administrative costs are 12% of revenues (less investment income) and fundraising costs are 1% of donations. This means that overhead costs are 12% For every dollar donated, 88 cents go to the cause. This falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.  

The charity has total funding reserves of $1.3m, of which $271k is donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, the charity can cover its annual program costs for just over five months.  

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Hungry for Life International for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.  

Updated on August 17, 2022 by Emma Saganowich.  

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending December
Administrative costs as % of revenues 11.7%12.7%12.2%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 0.7%1.1%3.3%
Total overhead spending 12.3%13.8%15.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 44.3%69.0%65.2%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 2,644,7402,501,1792,734,076
Government funding 3,68900
Investment income 47,79459,18140,917
Other income (526)(1,536)1,502
Total revenues 2,695,6972,558,8242,776,495
Program costs - International 2,221,9332,211,9382,376,023
Grants 67,29833,85463,340
Administrative costs 309,235317,147333,943
Fundraising costs 17,11227,38790,155
Total spending 2,615,5782,590,3262,863,460
Cash flow from operations 80,119(31,502)(86,966)
Capital spending 634,2774,13211,971
Funding reserves 1,279,3491,922,4911,898,724

Note: Ci has excluded amortization of deferred capital contributions, affecting revenues by ($6k) in F2020, ($1k) in F2019, and ($1k) in F2018. Ci reported grants to qualified donees from the charity’s T3010 filing and backed out the amounts from international program costs. The charity’s audited financial statements report fundraising and amortization within administrative costs. Ci backed out the amounts for fundraising and amortization from administrative costs to report them separately.  

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. compensation: $56,360

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
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$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2020

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001