What all restaurants are doing with their food if not consumed? This is the typical question that the man of the street asks. Well, a restaurant in Montreal has a great idea: it just gives food to people in need.

The restaurant Marché Restaurant Ferdous on Ste. Catherine St. W has the motto that “Everyone deserves to eat, no questions asked.”

Do not judge, just give food

Co-owner Yahya Hashemi commented

“People sometimes come here; you have no idea by their look that they need the food and they’re shy, or they don’t believe in such things. So we told the cook, ‘Don’t ask any questions; do not judge them.’ If they ask, just give them the food, that’s it, that’s all.”

The chef added

“It doesn’t matter, because at night if you still have leftover food you end up throwing it out, so why not give to those in need? It’s not a big deal,”

It must be part of the religion

co-owner Ala Amiry  added

“We have to reflect our real image of Islam and Muslim people, immigrants who want to work hard and participate in this great country to contribute to its economy and social tissue. It’s part of religion, this kind of tradition. You have to give to the people if you want the blessing from God.”