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From an improvised call 35 years ago was born the great adventure of Restos du coeur. We are on Europe 1, this September 26, 1985 when Coluche, the host of the program "Y will have for everyone" launches into an improvised tirade. "If, sometimes, there are brands that hear me, if there are people who are interested in sponsoring a free canteen that we could start doing in Paris and then that we would display in the big cities of France, we are ready to help a company like that, which would set up a restaurant which would initially have the ambition of having 2,000 or 3,000 meals a day for free ".
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"I throw the idea like that ..."
"We are ready to receive donations from all over France. When there is a surplus of food and we destroy it to maintain the prices on the market, we we could perhaps get them back. We will try to have a big canteen one day, maybe this winter, free of charge. I throw the idea out like that. If there are any who listen to us and are interested, they write to us ", continues Coluche on the antenna of Europe 1.
And nothing was really planned, had recalled at the end of 2017 on our antenna Philippe Gildas, great friend of the humorist. "Coluche did not leave with the exact idea of the Restaurants, we must do justice to those who had it, but whom we do not know: these are the people, the listeners of Europe 1 at the time, who kept saying something had to be done ",manager of the station, .
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"Coluche has shown great generosity and incredible charity"
Laurent Cabrol abounds. "It was downright improvised. Suddenly, it crossed the minds of the Coluche team. They said: 'Hey, look at all these unsold goods! Something should be done'",weather presenter, Coluche's office neighbor at the time.
"At the same time, there was a huge campaign for Ethiopia. There were constant calls, including on Europe 1, to say that there were food problems also in France", adds Philippe Gildas. "In this affair, Coluche has revealed himself as a great person, of great generosity and incredible charity, which meant that in any case he did not even listen to the critics. We have no idea of everything. what he got personally from Europe, in Brussels, ”explained the journalist. "His strength was that he was incredibly stubborn."
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