The family of Bernard Arnault, owner of the world’s number one luxury goods company LVMH, announced on Monday September 4 that it would pay aid of 10 million euros to Restos du Coeur, forced to reduce the number of beneficiaries of their food distribution this winter due to financial difficulties.
“This emergency contribution responds to the appeal launched by the ociation, which is still looking for additional funds to finalize its annual budget”says a press release from the Arnault family. “Through this solidarity donation, the Arnault family wishes to actively contribute to helping a magnificent ociation of general interest which has been working for the most vulnerable, without stopping for almost forty years. »
Due to financial difficulties, Restos du Coeur will be forced to reduce the number of beneficiaries this winter. The ociation has appealed for help to which companies and the government responded on Sunday evening, which promised them immediate support.
Fifteen million euros in government aid
The Restos du Coeur, which provide 35% of food aid in France, find themselves in the red because of the “very significant increase” the number of people asking for help and a “increase in operating costs”due to inflation, explained Sunday Patrice Douret, president of the famous charitable ociation created in 1985 by Coluche.
The Minister of Solidarity, Aurore Bergé, promised state aid of 15 million euros on Sunday. She also announced that 6 million euros would also be devoted to ociations helping children.
Bernard Arnault (with his family) is one of the richest men in the world. He regularly competes for the place of first fortune in the world with Elon Musk, according to the ranking of the magazine Forbes.
Antoine Arnault, eldest son of Bernard Arnault, will go to the premises of the Restos du Coeur on Tuesday to make this solidarity gesture a reality, in the presence of Aurore Bergé.
The World with AFP