Montreal restaurant Marche Ferdous warms hearts with free meals policy

Marche Ferdous started handing out food about four months ago in a bid to help homeless people.

“We do not ask any questions, we do not judge people,” Canadian media quoted the restaurant’s co-owner, Yahya Hashemi, as saying.

“They want to eat, [we] give them the food. That’s it, that’s all.”

The only sign of the eatery’s generosity is a simple A4 sheet on the door.

 “People with no money welcome to eat free,” it reads in English and French.

Every day, four or five meals are given away, according to reports.

Mr Hashemi, who is originally from Iran, said he looked on it as a business expense.

He said helping the needy was part of his Muslim faith, and that he wanted to give something back to Canada, which he felt had given him so much.

Credit: BBC News