[Original post: June 2016, updated 2018, this post January 2020].
This congregation serves at the Montbrillant “soup kitchen” one Saturday per month.
(Other volunteer groups take the other Saturdays, while a more permanent staff handles weekdays)
Valérie Marinoni has been leading this effort for a very long time and has now handed over coordination to the neighborhood groups to continue this very important social contribution – serving a healthy meal to often more than 200 people. Those people are not all homeless in the true sense of the word, but welcome a hot meal, a place to be, and a warm welcome.
The overall organizer of the soup kitchen is Carrefour-Rue, an independent social action group. Below is a letter of appreciation from them for the work of this congregation in 2019. A big thanks to all who have contributed to this effort ( PDF ).