A Warm Meal from
a Warm Heart

About Us

In 1983, following the mass exodus of rural Lebanese to the city, a group of ladies from Sin El Fil under the initiative of Ms. Antoinette Kazan decided to offer meals to these displaced persons. They converted a classroom into a restaurant called «Ahlan Wa Sahlan» which provided daily meals to 500 elderly people from precarious socio-economic backgrounds, and weekly meals to 800 children of needy families.

In 1988, an official Organization is established under the name of «Les Amis des Restaurants du Coeur», commonly known as «Les Restaurants du Coeur» (registered at the Ministry of Interior under the number 187) and recognized as being of public utility in 2014. It was founded by President Charles Helou and Mr. Michel Eddé became its President from 2000 to 2019.

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Giving, Sharing, Caring

Our Mission
OUR VALUES

Solidarity is our driving purpose

Standing in solidarity with those in need, as well as with each other, to see our mission come to life

OUR VALUES

Sharing is at the heart of our organisation

Because sharing is caring! 

OUR VALUES

United in Fraternity

Fraternity is of essence to our openness to serve all with dignity

Our work

By the end of 2021, we have fed

210

families weekly

600

people weekly

7,000

meals monthly

Our Projects

Aside from its daily meal provision and assistance of other restaurants across Lebanon, Les Restaurants du Coeurs organizes and participates in multiple projects that require funding all year round:

Medication & Amenities Support

Medication & Amenities Support

Provision of medication and delivery of basic hygiene products.

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War Assistance

War Assistance

Assistance during the July 2006 war.

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Leisure Club

Leisure Club

A leisure Club for the elderly was created in 2011 in the main restaurant in Sin el Fil.

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Special Events

Special Events

Special events such as Christmas and Easter lunches, theatre plays, and popular summer camps.

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Financing

Financing

Financing summer camp for kids.

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Schools Support

Schools Support

Distribution of 720 sandwiches daily to state schools between 1992 and 2019

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« Nos entreprises doivent être inspirées d’assez d’amour pour construire
du permanent…» President Charles Helou





« Nous sommes les soldats de l’ombre » Ms. Antoinette Kazan





« Le Libanais est généreux et solidaire. On ne meurt pas de faim au pays
du Cèdre » Ms. Antoinette Kazan





« Je ne peux pas voir des larmes ni chez les enfants ni chez les  vieux.
 Mettre de la joie et le sourire sur leur visage est ma propre joie
intérieure. » Ms. Antoinette Kazan


Our Committee

Joseph Khoury Helou

President

Sami Hochar

Vice-President

Antoinette Kazan

Secretary

Reine Sehnaoui Codsi

Treasurer

Mia El Khoury Ayoub

Financial Advisor

Michel El Khoury

Noël Ayoub

Alexa Kiameh

Nada Abouhamad Asseily

Marylène Debbané Hochar

Emilie Rizk Rizk

Meet our supporters

Locate Us

Our Main restaurant ‘’Ahlan Wa Sahlan” is located in Sin El Fil.

Charity Centers

Beside its main restaurant in Sin El Fil, Les Restaurants du Coeurs assists multiple charity centers across Lebanon:

Locations

  • Achrafieh
  • Ajaltoun
  • Zghorta
  • Jbeil
  • Baabda
  • Antelias
  • Clemenceau
  • Sabtieh
  • Jounieh
  • Zahlé

How to Help?

Food & Other

Donate hot meals, food supplies or tins, medicines, clothes and other essential and basic items

Donation

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Volunteering

Volunteer in our soup kitchen: serving food and sharing a meal with us. Temporary
suspended due to Covid Pandemic

Contribute

Drop off food and other items: Call Lydia at +961 3 730876

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