Founded by Coluche in 1985, the Restos du Cœur is an association under the law of 1901, recognized as being of public utility, under the official name of “les Restaurants du Cœur – les Relais du Cœur”. Their purpose is “to help and provide voluntary assistance to the poor, particularly in the area of ​​food through access to free meals, and through participation in their social and economic integration, as well as in any action against poverty in all its forms.