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Montreal restaurant takes from rich and gives to poor


The Montreal restaurant Robin des Bois is trying to live up to its English namesake Robin Hood by taking from the rich and giving to the poor.

The people who serve the food and help to prepare it are mostly volunteers. Although the restaurant has 22 employees on the payroll they depend on help from 20 volunteers a day to run the business.

They spend their free time working there knowing that all the profits from the restaurant will go to six different local charities. The waiting list of volunteers currently stands at around 3,500.

Nadine Saade is a lawyer who helps out at the restaurant. She explains what she gets out of volunteering.


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