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About Us

Our Story

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.

Our Mission 

« 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.

Our Values




President: Mr. Joseph Khoury Helou                              Mr. Noël Ayoub

Vice-President: Mr. Sami Hochar                                   Mrs. Alexa Kiameh

Secretary:  Ms. Antoinette Kazan                                   Mrs. Nada Abouhamad Asseily

Treasurer: Mrs. Reine Sehnaoui Codsi                            Mrs. Marylène Debbané Hochar

Financial Advisor: Mrs. Mia El Khoury Ayoub               Mrs. Emilie Rizk Rizk

H.E.Mr. Michel El Khoury

L’Académie de la Gastronomie

Family Care



Les Lions

Les Mormons


Rotary Club de Beyrouth

Nadine Mokdessi

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 Cooked Rice


KG Cokked Lentils


Packs of Cooked Pasta


Litres Olive Oil


Litres Vegetable Oil


Kg Cooked Meat


Kg Cooked Chicken


Packs of Bread


One box: supplying 13 charity restaurants across Lebanon

How to help

By donating hot meals, food supplies or tins

By volunteering in our soup kitchen: serving food and sharing a meal with us

By granting a donation either by cash or check in the name of ‘‘Les Restaurants du Coeur’’, or by bank transfer to the following banks:

Contribute either by cash or check in the name of “Les Restaurants du Cœur” or by bank transfer to the following banks :

‘’Fresh’’ USD Account

Bank Name:                  BSL Bank SAL (Dbaye branch)

Account Name:             Association des Amis des Restaurants du Cœur

Account Number :         032419

Swift Code:                   SONBLBBE

IBAN USD :                 LB17006800003241945001101901


‘’Local’’ Currency

Bank Name :
Banque AUDI SAL (Achrafieh – Sofil branch)

Account Name:
Association des Amis des Restaurants du Cœur

 LB59 0056 0002 7246 8461 0020 0906

LB91 0056 0002 7246 8461 0010 0905


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