Opening in Warsaw of a new canteen for the homeless thanks to the support of the Carrefour Foundation

Opening in Warsaw of a new canteen for the homeless thanks to the support of the Carrefour Foundation

  • 26.09.2018
  • Sustainable development

The Carrefour Foundation attributed a grant for a value of 67 018 euros for the building of a canteen for the homeless and people in need, which is managed in Warsaw by the Capuchin Foundation Anicet Kopliński. Robert Noceń, Secretary General of Carrefour Poland, took part in the inauguration of the new building, which was held on 19th September.

The new facility was built in a context marked by the difficult housing conditions and the raising number of people in need, who turn for help to the Capuchin Brothers or the Capuchin Foundation. Until now, this help was provided in the crypt of the monastery’s church. In the newly built House, equipped thanks to the Carrefour Foundation’s grant, we can find there apart from a canteen and among other things, distribution points for medicine and clothes, as well as rooms for meetings with the people in need.

Kazimierz Synowczyk, Tutor of the Minor Capuchin Brothers’ monastery, Radosław Pazura, Founder of the Capuchin Foundation, and Robert Noceń, Secretary General of Carrefour Poland, participated among others, in the inauguration of the Anicet House. Nearly 400 people in need received a meal on the day of the inauguration of the canteen.

The support of the Carrefour Foundation for the building of the House is one element of a larger cooperation between Carrefour and the Capuchin Foundation. This year, the chain donated among others, products for the preparation of a hot meal for the meeting “Artists for the Homeless”, and thanks to the commitment of the Carrefour commercial and textile service, we managed to equip the Homeless participating in the pilgrim to Częstochowa, with clothes and primary products.