26.2.10

Restos du Coeur


This is an extra post.

On the initiative of Bergson, followed by Delphinium, I will also participate in this chain of solidarity.

This is to help the “Restos du Coeur” (“Restaurants of the Heart”) - founded by the comedian Coluche in 1985 - of which the main activity is to distribute food packages and hot meals, a place to sleep... to the needy (some 800.000 people assisted each year). Sponsored by Carrefour and Danone, and by writing a few words like this, 10 meals will be offered. (You must send a link to: hub@lanetscouade.com).

By suggesting other bloggers to do the same thing, 10 multiplied by... additional meals will be offered. I will thus ask all of you who so feel to continue the chain. I suggest also that you all visit this page and this page (in French).

Like Delphinium who asked me to transmit this message, I would like to make a small addendum and I quote her partly:
It is true that the two names quoted here, Carrefour and Danone, may not be considered as the most charitable companies in the world and that this may be a way for them to get cheap publicity. Rather than going into a polemic about this, I chose to do what I was asked to, which hopefully will make some few happy...awaiting that there will be no need for this kind of action (when? ever?).

11 comments:

Owen said...

Excellent idea and initiative Peter... every little bit helps no doubt...

James said...

I saw this on Owen's blog and as I told him I would like to take pictures of some of the participating restaurants when I come to Paris in late October. I'll checkout the wesite for more details.

Starman said...

If you don't read French, you can copy the url, go to Babelfish and paste the url into the section Translate a Web Page, click on the language translation you would like, and voila.

An interesting side note: the word verification for this comment is: suppersi

Starman said...
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Starman said...

I borrowed your post and changed a few words.
http://lerevefrancais.blogspot.com/

alice said...

L'idée est jolie mais depuis quand Danone et Carrefour ont-ils un coeur?

V Rakesh said...

Noble effort!

Peter said...

Owen:
I understand you followed the example! :-)

James:
I don't know if you can do this, at least not in October. These are special installations, not normal restaurants. :-)

Starman:
Thanks for your technical assitance! :-)

Peter said...

Starman bis:
Good, I saw it! :-)

Alice:
J'ai mis un addendum! :-)

V Rakesh:
Yes! :-)

Trotter said...

Ah, Carrefour et Danone... ;)

ParisBreakfasts said...

A good cause!
No need to look a gift horse..bla bla
can anyone do it no matter where?