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Verneuil-sur-Avre. Restos du Cœur ready for the winter season

A few volunteers under Coluche’s gaze. ©Bernard Geffroy

The summer season is almost over, the winter season 2022/2023 starting at Restos du Coeur i Verneuil-sur-Avre (Eure). But beware, to claim to benefit from weekly food parcels, you need to show your credentials.

First register

“Our beneficiaries – regardless of whether from Verneuil, Francheville, Bourth, Tillières, Breteuil, Eure, or around from La Ferté-Vidame, from Eure-et-Loir... – must first re-register as soon as possible by bringing us proof of income and expenses to our premises on the ground floor of Maison Dufour (opposite the fire department) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30 am. to 12 noon,” says Eliane Dubois, one of the three joint heads of the Vernolian division with Jacques Legrand and Jean-Luc Bernard.

Coffee and cookies are offered during this registration. On a.

With the energy crisis and inflation, volunteers fear a massive influx of new beneficiaries. “In a short time we have already received new people like this retired lady who admitted to us that she could no longer cope with the price increase. Suddenly, after the 176 families signed up this summer – which was already slightly more than the other summer seasons – we fear passing the 200 household crossbar this winter”, which would be a very sad record…

once a week

To cope with this intense activity, volunteers also call to complete their team. On average, each person spends two mornings a week in the premises.

As a reminder, the beneficiaries, “young adults, pensioners, single women with children and even Ukrainian female refugees around Verneuil”, come once a week to Maison Dufour to look for something to eat for a few meals, the quantities depending on the number of points awarded upon registration.

Canned foods, frozen meats, dairy products, fruit, vegetables, desserts … they leave with a little bit of everything.

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Delivery Wednesday

These food products are delivered directly to Verneuil on Wednesdays by Restos du Mesnil-Raoul, in Seine-Maritime. Since last year, the antenna no longer needs to go get this supply at Gravigny, Eure, with a city vehicle on loan with driver.

Donations

“This stock is complemented by what Intermarché de Verneuil gives us on Tuesdays and Fridays and what the bakeries on Place de la Madeleine and Place de Verdun offer us,” adds Eliane Dubois. “We are also offered potatoes from a producer near Damville, as well as some food from the Saint-Nicolas de Verneuil school”. On a.

In addition to serving meals, Restos du Cœur Vernoliens also offers a free hairdressing service (cutting and brushing) by appointment, for men, women and children. The only requirement for the retired hairdresser: come with clean hair.

Collection of chocolates and toys

Les Restos vernoliens will be at the entrance to the Verneuil department stores (Intermarché, Carrefour, Aldi and Lidl) on Saturday 3 December to collect chocolates, which they will then give to the recipients during the Christmas party scheduled for Saturday 17 December at 2:00 am 17.00 in the Temmem de la Ruche room (ex-MJC).
They also take games and toys in good condition to give to the children of the recipients during the party on December 17…

The changing room is also reopened.

Cramped

Finally, in terms of projects, Restos Vernoliens would like to take over the premises of the AVF – Accueil des Villes Françaises – on the ground floor of Maison Dufour, because they are a bit cramped with a lot of activity. The municipality is not against it on the condition that it finds another premises for AVF.

Contact Restaurants in Verno: ground floor of Maison Dufour at 86 avenue André-Chasles. Such. : 02 32 32 49 62

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