An inconspicuous note on a French eatery door is giving residents of Montreal hope in the New Year. Marché Ferdous is a small restaurant in downtown that is offering people with no money the opportunity “to eat for free.” The restaurant owner, Yahya Hashemi, told the CBC that they’ve been offering meals to the needy for over five months, and that he considers it a business expense. “We don’t think about how much it will cost us,” said Hashemi.
The people of Montreal aren’t taking advantage of the offer, the owner said that they only give away about four or five meals a day.
Find out more over at the CBC about how this idea came to fruition.