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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.


« Les Restaurants du Cœur »’s mission is  to provide food support to those in need, to share meals with them, to give a ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope to the elderly and to allow them to live in dignity.

With the help of volunteers and donors, the Organization is able to fulfill its mission, therefore offering meals to the people in need and give out food packages and medicine to the needy families.

Thanks to the commitment and dedication of its members and volunteers, multiple restaurants opened over the years across all of Lebanon, assisting precarious members of all regions and communities.






President: Mr. Joseph Khoury Helou                              

Vice-President: Mr. Sami Hochar                                   

Secretary:  Ms. Antoinette Kazan                                   

Treasurer: Mrs. Reine Sehnaoui Codsi                            

Financial Advisor: Mrs. Mia El Khoury Ayoub               

H.E.Mr. Michel El Khoury

Mr. Noël Ayoub

Mrs. Alexa Kiameh

Mrs. Nada Abouhamad Asseily

Mrs. Marylène Debbané Hochar

Mrs. Emilie Rizk Rizk

-L’Académie de la Gastronomie
-Bakalian Flour Mills
-Banque Saradar
-COLIF (Conseil des Libanais de France)
-ELP ( Événements Libanais en France)
-Family Care
-Fattal Group
-La boulangère bio
-Murex Group
-Rotary Club de Beyrouth
-Troupe Nadine Mokdessi
-Troupe Alain Plisson
-Wadi El Akhdar

And many anonymous and steady donors


The funding is essentially done thanks to Lebanese and foreign benefactors. With the economic and social crisis currently hitting our country, and the increasing poverty of the population, the needs are rising considerably.

Our Work


Les Restaurants du Coeur offers to each visitor in need a portion of food allowing to feed daily all of its household. 

A usual meal includes:

– a piece of meat or chicken 

– a portion of vegetables, pasta or rice 

– a piece of dessert or fruits 

– some bread 

In addition to that, basic hygienic products and staple food (milk, oil, butter, cereals, flour, sugar etc.) are provided. 

By the end of 2021, Les Restaurants du Coeur are proud to have reached: 


Families weekly


Persons weekly


Meals Monthly

1 Box


KG of Cooked Rice


KG of Cooked Lentils


Packs of Cooked Pasta


Liters of Olive Oil


Liters of Vegetable Oil


Kg of Cooked Meat


Kg of Cooked Chicken


Packs of Bread


One box: supplying 13 charity restaurants across Lebanon