Head of the Old Brewery Mission at Montreal, Catherine Vouchon, had to take it a bit easier on Sunday, but some homeless people still got fed in the city. This is simply because a Rôtisseries Au Coq franchise owner, Yves Lalime ensured the delivery of 900 rotisserie chicken meals to five different community organizations.
According to Vouchon, to her and her colleagues, the donation of 900 rotisserie chicken meals came as a nice Christmas gift after their tirelessly service since the pandemic first began. She also revealed that the clients were happy and grateful too
I can tell in their eyes that they’re really happy and that makes me happy too.Vouchon
In a statement, Lalime revealed that:
We just wanted homeless people to have a Christmas like everyone else. It supports organizations for a day and brings a little joy to people’s lives.Lalime
Lalime is the owner of the Au Coq restaurant, which is located in the Central Station of Montreal.
The Company’s director of operations, Alexandre Joly revealed that Au Coq is happy and willing to assist organizations such as the Old Brewery Mission,
We are really glad for them that they can experience this in these tough times. COVID is not easy. It’s not easy for them either.Au Coq
However, Au Coq isn’t the only restaurant or business seeking to assist the needy this year, despite the struggles.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ Jasmin Guénette revealed that helping the community has been a tradition for owners of small businesses.
No one should be surprised to see local businesses giving away inventory that will not be used to local charities because that’s what small businesses have been doing forever.Jasmin Guénette
Still, Vouchon has expressed her gratitude for the support at the Old Brewery Mission.