To Help Those In Need, This Muslim-Owned Restaurant Created A Life-Changing Policy

One plate of kindness, please.

A small restaurant in Montreal, Marché Ferdous, is offering free food to anyone who needs it, no questions asked. "People with no money welcome to eat free," reads a sign in the establishment's window. 

"We do not ask any questions, we do not judge people," the restaurant's co-owner, Yahya Hashemi, told Global News.

Marché Ferdous has been giving away food for about four months. The idea was raised by its employees after many noticed the homeless people who gathered near the church next door. Rather than making a monetary donation, the restaurant decided to serve up their own version of kindness.


The concept gained notice after a Montreal resident, who could pay for his food, decided to test the restaurant's policy. When he was offered anything he wanted to eat or drink in the establishment, he fessed up and paid for his food. A Facebook post he wrote about the experience has been shared more than 6000 times at time of publication. 

Marché Ferdous told Global News they plan to continue the program indefinitely.

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