OUR ACTIONS

We find it important to mention that our organization definitely does not want to judge anybody, whether talking about a person’s past, present, or future. Our organization does not spread any political nor religious ideology. Our only goal is to help people in need, whoever they are and wherever they come from.

Our activities through the year

Our action during the year

Every Tuesday throughout the year we distribute hot meals in the corridors of the Botanique metro station from November to April, and sandwiches on the pavement behind the Central Station from May to October.

Every Tuesday morning, drivers take our van to collect food from our generous donors. We collect food from Match in Stockel, the Nato’s Carrefour and kitchen, the caterer “Choux de Bruxelles”, which provides us with 40 litres of soup and Danone in Rotselaar, which gives us a large quantity of dairy products every week.

In the evening we also receive bread, pastries and cakes from the “Den Atelier” bakery in Overijse. The van goes to the distribution point in the evening, where many poor people are waiting for us impatiently.

The tasks are divided among volunteers and depending on the season, some serve soup, others distribute hot meals or sandwiches, bread, coffee, cakes and pastries.

Volunte

ers take advantage of the opportunity to chat with the poor people, to get to know their situations. We also distribute special food for dogs and cats as well as covers and sleeping bags if necessary.

Our New Year’s Eve Action

Why do we organise this New Year’s action?

Because we meet single people without families and people on low incomes through the distribution of our meals, we want to

give joy and happiness in a festive and comfortable atmosphere.

This evening is different from the other Tuesday evenings. It is a real festive meal with a starter, a main course provided by the “Choux de Bruxelles” caterer, dessert and coffee.

But what would this New Year’s party be without a small gift?

For this purpose, every year since 2006 we have organised a “shoebox” gift collection (for more information, click on the tab “shoebox” on the homepage)

These “shoeboxes” are distributed after dinner to all the evening’s 300-400 guests. Through this initiative, the 80 to 90 volunteers present understand better what the word solidarity means. It shows a great sensitivity and provokes very strong emotions.

“A smile, a thank you are such beautiful expressions of joy that every minute, every hour we have dedicated of our free time are forgotten”

Our association does not carry any political or religious ideology.

Our only purpose is to help our neighbour whatever he is, from wherever he comes

« A smile, a word of thanks are such beautiful expressions of happiness that every minute or every hour of our time that we have given up for this, sink into oblivion »