The distribution of free meals to people in need will continue this spring with a change of location. From 1 April 2021, the service will be transferred to the Salle des Asters. The people concerned can benefit from breakfasts and lunches to be eaten on site or taken away. They can also spend time resting in the warmth of the hall.
From 1 April, breakfasts will be provided free of charge Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. at the Salle des Asters while lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Beneficiaries will therefore be able to eat their meals sitting at tables in warm surroundings, just as they did at the Plainpalais community hall. In addition to having suitable equipment, the Salle des Asters is large enough to ensure a secure flow of people and to provide shelter for those waiting outdoors.
Since 23 November, no fewer than 347 meals (125 breakfasts and 222 lunches) have been served on average every day at the Plainpalais community hall.
With the spring reorganisation of the City’s emergency shelter measure, the service has been transferred to a different site in order to ensure continued support for the homeless.
Finally, from 31 March, the City will for the first time boast a year-round facility allowing almost 130 people to be given shelter. This is the Frank-Thomas shelter, which provides single rooms to those in need. One wing of the building is reserved for women while the other is open to people suffering from health problems.
In addition to these 130 places, partner associations benefit from CHF 7.2 million in subsidies, making a total of approximately 375 places. With a budget of CHF 15.3 million in 2021, the financial commitment of the City has never been greater.
Article modifié le 31.03.2021 à 14:59